Wonderful Nomadic Fire Shelter by Simon Hjermind Jensen

The shelter takes inspiration from architecture of ethnic and nomadic people. The shelter consists of one shape stretching for the sky. It has one hole in the top and two openings at the bottom. Plywood and polycarbonate is the main materials and all the different parts are fabricated using CNC technology. It is 4, 7 m tall and has a diameter at ground level at 3, 8 m. The structural element of the shelter is the 2-9 mm thick walls. The walls consist of thin and bendable shells which are tightened together with bolts and a piece of 2 mm thick polycarbonate. The bottom of the shelter is made of plywood and inside is a fire place surrounded by a bench. The bench is filled with building materials found on the site. This ballast secures the shelter to the ground without any kind of digging for a foundation. The upper part of the shelter is in white transparent polycarbonate. The transparent ability allows daylight during the day, and after dusk the light from the fire will shine through the polycarbonate. This way the shelter brings back memories of old times lighthouses. 
Simon Hjermind Jensen designs fire shelter in Copenhagen
Besides being a design experiment, which tests the possibilities and structural solutions that digital fabrication is capable of giving, the shelter is greatly meant as a gift for the area and for those who wish to use it. It´s about being in the company of good friends, in a fantastic place, around a fire during the dark time of the year.” (Simon Hjermind Jensen – Copenhagen, Denmark)

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