Inflatable Shelters Capture Building Heat To Keep The Homeless Warm [Pics]

Inflatable Shelters Capture Building Heat To Keep The Homeless Warm [Pics]
Design

The paraSITE collects excess HVAC air to provide a heated shelter from dangerous cold weather.

Ryan Gerhardt
  • 6 march 2014

With bitterly cold weather still gripping much of the U.S., many people are trying to spend as little time outdoors as possible. For the homeless, this is nearly impossible.

Harsh winters pose serious risks, including death, to many of the nation’s homeless, but many avoid shelter systems out of fear of violence and disease. Artist Michael Rakowitz’s low-cost, inflatable shelters provide an ingenious and temporary solution.

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