- • Length: 22.6 ft / 6.9 m
- • Width: 11.8 ft / 3.6 m
- • Full Height: 9.7 ft / 2.95 m
- • Wall Height: 6.9 ft / 2.1 m
- • Roof Slant Length: 6.6 ft / 2 m
Combining Cortex’s rollable concrete technology and Cutwork’s bendable metallic tube construction system, the Cortex Shelter is a permanent and affordable housing solution that can be built in a single day.
Cortex technology is a concrete fabric that hardens when hydrated in place. This innovative material acts as a durable shell over the structure, allowing for easy construction. It also outperforms traditional concrete in several key ways:
Cutwork's core technologies allow metallic tubes to be easily bent by hand and then lock into architectural structures. This process optimizes construction and production, as well as costs.
Core element of the system, each panel is easy to be manipulated by two people, and easy to connect to the next one.
It only takes one day and two people. No technical construction skills and no heavy equipment or machinery necessary – designed to be built easily and effectively by hand.
The Cortex Shetler is flat-packed, for efficient shipping. All shelter components are prefabricated and ready for simple assembly. Construction is rapid and can be completed in hours with a small crew of unskilled workers.
As a permanent housing unit and a rapid assembly solution, the shelter makes urbanization of camps highly efficient and cost-effective, greatly improving the quality of life to residents.
In the development of cities, Cortex can be used for roads, pathways, water delivery canals, and walls.
It is critical not only to consider camps as long-term settlements but as foundations to build future cities. The project of a new city is to become a place where people want to stay, not leave. Using the same building system as the Shelter, we have designed other essential buildings and an incremental urban growth system for the city to expand. Full case study coming soon.