Paperhoods - Luminate
Paperhoods aims to provide help for those affected by natural disasters. Having been influenced by Shigeru Ban’s paper shelters, we wanted to join in a collaborative project. we found that with pre-existing disaster aid efforts, lighting – an integral part of allowing us to feel safe and comfortable – was often overlooked. Thus, “Luminate” came to fruition. The idea behind “Luminate” is to provide temporary relief to those suffering by creating a homely, safe atmosphere with the ambient light coming from the interior lantern. The detachable exterior light allows each individual to communicate with non-verbal signals and bring people together.