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Wednesday, September 27, 2006

CS08__Shelter Architecture Clean Hub



In an effort to address the needs of those affected by natural disasters, displacement, and mega-slum developments, Shelter Architecture has proposed the Clean Hub. This proposed structure provides in one facility the means for purifying water, collecting and storing solar-generated electricity, and encouraging safe and proper sanitation.

The entire unit is a pre-manufactured facility that is intended to function for upwards of 30 years. For water purification, the system uses reverse osmosis on water retrieved from an underground storage tank. The tank is intended to receive rain water, grey water from the unit’s showers, and existing on-site water sources. The solar electric feature can adapt as many as 16 photovoltaic panels, that are located on the roof structure. Sanitation includes two full bathroom with composting toilets.

Sources:

www.shelterarchitecture.com/cleanhub.htm
www.afh-mn.org/index.html

[Image provided by www.afh-mn.org.]

2 comments:

John Gavin Dwyer, AIA said...

Learn more about the Clean Hub and support it in its efforts to win the American Express Members Project Competition at the following links:
http://www.membersproject.com/Community_Development/1489
http://thecleanhub.blogspot.com/
http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2007/04/27/cleanhub/

John Gavin Dwyer, AIA said...

Learn more about the Clean Hub and support it in its efforts to win the American Express Members Project Competition at the following links:
http://www.membersproject.com/Community_Development/1489
http://thecleanhub.blogspot.com
http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2007/04/27/cleanhub/