Molo,  a design firm based in Vancouver, BC, Canada has come up with a way to  give privacy to individuals and families forced to live in temporary  shelters—like community centers or the Superdome during Hurricane Katrina—after disasters strike their communities. The product, softshelter,  “is a system for creating personal space within a larger shelter area  in order to provide…a sense of privacy and encourage community-building  in the days following a disaster.” The honeycomb walls are collapsible,  easily expandable, can be molded into a variety of shapes, and connect  to more pieces by concealed magnets. But they’re not just walls for  dividing people; Molo is also attempting to bring some comforts of home  into these stressful situations. Keep reading …

Molo, a design firm based in Vancouver, BC, Canada has come up with a way to give privacy to individuals and families forced to live in temporary shelters—like community centers or the Superdome during Hurricane Katrina—after disasters strike their communities. The product, softshelter, “is a system for creating personal space within a larger shelter area in order to provide…a sense of privacy and encourage community-building in the days following a disaster.” The honeycomb walls are collapsible, easily expandable, can be molded into a variety of shapes, and connect to more pieces by concealed magnets. But they’re not just walls for dividing people; Molo is also attempting to bring some comforts of home into these stressful situations. Keep reading …