After a natural disaster it is common for many people to find themselves homeless. Sturdy temporary accommodation is needed quickly. Ordinary tents are not easy to handle due to their complex structures. The Accordion Tent offers an accommodation solution that is easy to transport and easy to build.
Taking its inspiration from the musical instrument, the Accordion Tent takes up little space when compressed, but becomes a large enclosed space when it is unfolded. Its expansion simply involves grabbing the side rails and pulling. The ‘instant’ installation allows accommodation to be provided rapidly after a disaster. The Accordion Tent can be delivered to a disaster site by helicopter, road, or rail.
Aside from its potential use for accommodation, the Accordion Tent could also be used for schools, hospitals, or rescue headquarters.