BELOW ZERO

Winter Station Collapsable Shelter

Group Project - Gazal + Juliana

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Collection

USER

extreme cold weather mountaineers

PROBLEM

few collapsible shelter designed for negative degree expeditions

OUTCOME

safe-haven from blizzards and extreme cold weather environmental threats

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wind speed
costal 4 m/s
central 11 m/s

temperature
costal 8º F
central -18º F

season
Winter
Greenland

USER JOURNEY

Pack for Trip

Travel to Destination

Embark on Journey

Blizzard

Locate/Deploy Shelter

Assemble Shelter

Rest

Dismantle Shelter

Continue Journey

CURRENT MARKET

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The North Face Summit Series $5500 USD

complex setup
heavy + bulky

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Lifesystems, Thermal Bag $13 USD

no structure
extremely temporary

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Blizzard Survival Bag $50 USD

not easy repack
not for longer stays

Weatherproof
windproof, waterproof, highly visible & radar reflective

Lightweight
strong + flexible metallized polyester

Reflective
Aluminum layer reflects 90% radiated body heat

Insulated
3-layer Reflexcell = honeycombed air channels FOR insulation

Compact
weight: 51lbs / 0.4lb / 0.85lb 
Dimensions (Packed): 32x23in / 8.2x4.3x1.5in / 9.1x4.3x1.6in
Dimensions (Unpacked): 83 x 155in / 83 x 39.5in / 94.5 x 46in

SHELL-TER

Juliana Courogen

first community collapsible shelter to be used overnight at winter stations in Greenland to shield users from blizzards

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CIRCULAR EXPEDITIONS

After covering 30 miles in 12 hours, exhausted mountaineers find refuge from relentlessly extreme weather at their mapped winter station in Greenland.

Winter Station

Deflate Barrier

Accordion Fly

Structure Slack

Inflate Barrier

Sleep

Storage

MARKET COMPARISON

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Mountain Hardwear Trango II $700 USD

weather-proof tested in environment
70D nylon taffeta FOR waterproof

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Quechua 2-Second Easy $199 USD

40D ripstop nylon FOR windproof

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Crua Combo 2-Person Modular System $549 USD

Thermo-bonded FOR watertight seal
Aluminum FOR high strength:weight

JOBS TO BE DONE

INSULATION

DELIBERATE SPACE

COLLAPSIBLE

ALLOW USER TO SURVIVE THROUGH THE TEMPERATURE DROPS AFTER FALLING ASLEEP AT NIGHT

DELIBERATE SPACE DESIGNED TO BE LARGE ENOUGH TO STRETCH OUT IN BUT SMALL ENOUGH TO NO WASTE ENERGY HEATING EMPTY SPACE.

CONSTANT WEATHER IN GREENLAND CAUSES DEGRADION OF EQUIPMENT LEFT OUTSIDE

HOW COULD WE DESIGN A COLLAPSIBLE SHELTER FOR WINTER STATIONS IN GREENLAND THAT PROVIDES A SAFE HAVEN FOR MOUNTAINEERS TO ESCAPE EXTREMELY COLD + WINDY CONDITIONS WHILE CONSIDERING INSULATION AND SPACE.

INSPIRATION

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IDEATION SKETCHES

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CONCEPT SELECTION

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4-layer technology for warmth

Quick & easy rubber & buckle closure

Mylar interior FOR heat reflection

Aluminum poles FOR rigid structure against wind & animals

Interior "StackxLine" technology FOR collapsibility

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aerodynamics
dimples resembling the shape in golf balls aid in directing wind up and over the shelter. The curved accordion shape also channels the air to move up and around the tent.

MATERIAL SEQUENCE

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OPENING SEQUENCE

SUSTAINABILITY

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average of 52,000 blankets per city marathon wasted

approximately 7,488,000,000 blankets wasted each year

 

simply reusable to sew directly into tents with further chemical lifespan

SHELL-TER

Juliana Courogen

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