Fire Shelter in Copenhagen by Simon Hjermind Jensen

August 28th, 2014 - Posted in Architecture

The “Fire Shelter” takes inspiration from architecture of ethnic and nomadic people. The shelter consists of one shape stretching for the sky. This shelter fabricated using CNC technology, with plywood and polycarbonate is the main materials. The walls consist of thin and bendable shells which are tightened together with bolts and a piece of 2 mm thick polycarbonate. The bottom of the shelter is made of plywood and inside is a fire place surrounded by a bench. The bench is filled with building materials found on the site. The upper part of the shelter is in white transparent polycarbonate. This way the shelter brings back memories of old times lighthouses.

Fire Shelter

Photos by Simon Hjermind Jensen & Christian Bøcker Sørensen

Description from Simon Hjermind Jensen
“FIRE SHELTER:01 is a personal project located at Sydhavnstippen in Copenhagen. The starting point for the design emerged from a fascination of the place. It´s a temporary project and a design experiment that wish to celebrate the place. The project has public access, and it establishes experiences of spatial and social character. In the creation of it nobody has been asked of advice, neither has it been possible for anyone to tell his or her opinion. It is simply thought of as a gift. More on this later.

The shelter is designed, produced and paid for by the firm SHJWORKS. The assembly job, done without the use of ladders, was made possible assisted by Christian Bøcker Sørensen and others. Hopefully the shelter can stand for a year. SHJWORKS have a great respect for the value of the area, and we don’t think we jeopardize any of these values realizing this project. The shelter is a temporary project and the day it’s gone it will leave no traces.”

Photos by Simon Hjermind Jensen & Christian Bøcker Sørensen

Photos by Simon Hjermind Jensen & Christian Bøcker Sørensen

More information please visit Simon Hjermind Jensen website.

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