Hurricane Katrina is among the most devastating natural disasters in American history. Inspired by the needs of those displaced by flooding and the US government’s inefficient, costly and poorly equipped housing solution, designer Michael McDaniel created a smarter housing solution for displaced persons. EXO costs a quarter of the current trailer-like housing, is recyclable and sets up in just two minutes. Each EXO comes equipped with a Nest-like censor that relays each structure’s location back to a centralized grid to help reunite families and distribute necessary services. Nearly funded, EXO hopes to enter full production, then reach those that need help most.
Design-Minded Disaster Response Housing