Abod // BSB Design
The AIA explained the concept as followed: ‘The design goal was to develop a breakthrough in value-engineered lowest cost housing with an extensive array of add-on options to personalize each home. The resulting design incorporating the Catenary arch is simple and structurally sound but also aesthetically pleasing and can be built by 4 people in just one day with only a screwdriver and an awl.‘
Abōd is affordable, lightweight, easy to assemble/disassemble, and can be shipped complete in a 4′ x 12′ x 2′ box. It’s expandable, too. If your home grows, you can add-on extra Abōd units to create a larger home structure.
The Abōd homes are an innovative, unique solution for low-cost housing that inspires community design in impoverished nations plagued by homelessness and squatters’ camps.
‘Worldwide, over 600 million people are living in overcrowded, inadequate and poor-quality housing– slums, squatter settlements, shacks and shanties,’ said Doug Sharp, Chairman of the Board of BSB Design. ‘It’s our hope that Abōd will allow our firm to give something back to society. Our goal is to do what we can to make the world a better place in which to live.’
Read the whole statement and see more pictures visit: www.bsbdesign.com.