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Sleep and H2O 2000

Age 10South Shields, UK

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Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear, UK

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Francesca from Ryder Architecture brought to life Jack's invention, Sleep and H2O 2000. Scan the QR code at the bottom to take a closer look around the the heated shelter design, aimed at people who are homeless.

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Ryder Architecture has been working on making this idea real.
Building the Pods
Posted by Ryder Architecture

We have been looking at how Jack's shelter could plug in to a structure.  These shelters would be able to provide a living / sleeping space for one person and could be joined to facilitate a family. 

We have also begun to work on the final 3D model!

Initial Ideas
Posted by Ryder Architecture

We have started to look at how the shelter could be made mobile and also be as flexible as possible.  One of our ideas is to create a permanent structure which could house the solar panels and rainwater collector, pods could plug in to it to access power and water.  This could allow more than one shelter to be facilitated at one time.

First Brainstorming Session
Posted by Ryder Architecture

We invited Jack to the office to talk through his idea and how we might bring it to life. Jack had some fantastic ideas, one of which was to make the shelter mobile so it could be moved to where it is needed most.