A modular system for disaster-struck communities
Francisca Hamilton, Nathan Ngo, Thanat Prathnadi

Ponya is a modular system for disaster-struck communities within Sub-Saharan Africa. It is designed to fit a multitude of emergency scenarios ranging from natural disasters to social conflicts. Based on triangular geometry, the form of these shelters is highly adaptable. Modules can be connected in all three-axes depending on the required capacity and scenario. The modules are made from blue plastic water barrels as the foundation, bamboo vulgaris as the structure and 3D printed PETG members as the joinery. The intention behind the selection of locally sourced materials, is to ensure that this system can be efficiently assembled, dismantled, and reassembled without the use of power tools or machinery.


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