Cocoon Shelter is designed for the homeless in Japan located in Osaka, city with the most population of homeless people due to unemployment from continuously recessions in Japan since the 1990s, which closely linked with high suicide rate. Japan's traditional culture and government cold shoulders has made homelessness a raising problem in Osaka.
Cocoon Shelter inspired from Japanese Capsule Hotel and shape of cocoon pods, the structure is inflatable for easy transportation. The material is ETFE foil, for it's good light transmission and its material characteristics makes it do not degree under hash environment. The shelters are placed around parks in Japan where free water taps are located, at night there are LED lights fixed between the layers of ETFE foils and powered by solar power. The act of making homeless shelters beautiful can change the identity of the homelessness, generate positive topics among public.
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