KAGU-BLOCK is a multi-use furniture unit designed for the 2010 Tsunami victims living in makeshift conditions inside prefabricated temporary housings. The simple unit is versatile in its use and easily manufactured into mass productions through a template.
The KAGU-BLOCK is designed to serve two purposes, accessibility and adaptability.
ACCESSIBILITY: By using easily available and affordable material, with a minimal footprint for maximum units of delivery, the KAGU-BLOCK is designed for simple assembly and for immediate use during a disaster relief situation.
ADAPTABILITY: The KAGU-BLOCK is designed in a 500mm x 500mm square footprint, which by orientation and linking with other units can serve as a chair, sofa, coffee table, planter box, bookshelf within the temporary housing.
With time, the KAGU-BLOCKS inherent each and every owner's personality through the varying use, composition, and care. The furniture unit acts as a vessel to house those forced to live a new beginning.
- Date: 2013-03-10
- Client: Competition
- Program: Furniture Unit for Refugee Housing
- Team: OCX Luke Willis, Esin Erez
- Location: Ishinomaki, Japan
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