With fortuitous timing, Wired features a pictorial slideshow of potential designs for temporary housing for when your normal home is burned/washed/blown away. Above is a "Lightweight Emergency Shelter" from Patrick Wharram which won first place in a design competition this summer. Via Wired:
Wharram’s design is shipped in one piece -- an aluminum frame sewn into a piece of recycled polyester fabric allows for mass-production as well as an easy pop-up setup, reducing the possibility of misplacing pieces. Wired features 12 possible housing solutions, utilizing everything from shipping containers to puzzle pieces that assemble to form a home.
· Slideshow: Instant Housing and Designing for Disaster [Wired via Planetizen]