Known as GRID and designed by Shaun Carter, principal at inner west Sydney architectural firm Carter Williamson, the product comes in the form of 11 pre-made modular panels that fit on the back of a medium size truck.
GRID can be assembled in just three hours by five or six people with the only requirement in terms of equipment being a cordless drill “GRID was designed as medium to long-term housing solution for post-disaster relief and was born in response to the 2004 Banda Aceh tsunami where thousands were displaced and re-housed in unsanitary tents,” a company spokesperson confirmed. “Shaun was inspired and determined to find a solution to this.”
“Since then the concept has developed and evolved. We have explored its potential in the housing space, given the affordability crisis Sydney is facing.”
The 2012 Architecture Festival saw GRID erected in Martin Place, Sydney while the 2016 Sydney Architecture Festival showcased one One Central Park, Sydney.
And Carter Williamson currently has two residential projects underway. One involves two GRIDS connected by a deck as a holiday house while the other is a single residential dwelling for a young couple. The company is also currently in conversations with schools, which are looking at using GRID to help them teach sustainability.
“We are very passionate about GRID and feel it has a lot of potential in many difference disciplines.”■