Home2o Roof System |
Disaster Relief Shelter
The Home2o Roof System allows post-consumer plastic bottles to become shelter using minimal tools and labor in disaster-relief scenarios. This patent-pending system arrays and interlocks layers of bottles to create a breathable, weather-resistant membrane. This Fall, multidisciplinary student teams will design and build 1:1 prototype shelters that will be subject to rigorous testing.
More info at http://www.nyit.edu/architecture/home2o.
2015 Featured on BBC WORLD: Horizons Television series | “Safe Spaces” episode, estimated 300 million household viewership. View the episode here.
2013 Recipient of an ISRC grant for consultancy fees, prototype testing, full scale design / build
2013 NYS Business Plan Competition Finalist: People’s Choice Award
2012 USGBC Impact Award Finalist
2012 NYS Business Plan Competition: Judges’ Choice Award
National recognition and press received.
STATUS: Full-scale Prototype Built
In collaboration with Jason Van Nest.
Special thanks to the many NYIT students that have helped us with this research.