RDIC

One of ten winners of the NYC OEM sponsored, international competition addressing high density provisional housing; this project highlights VIRALINE’s design ability and commitment to research and technology. Our solution to the problem of a Category 3 hurricane making landfall in New York City centered on small, easily transportable units able to ship fully equipped and expanded on site. A hybrid of inflatable architecture and rigid shipping containers, the units are modular, stackable and more than double their size upon deployment. RDIC modules can be deployed in numerous configurations and densities to fit the variety of sites available in a post disaster environment and combined to create multiple bedroom units as required. The jury found the proposal well thought out and “believable as a high rise”. In Project Development phase of the competition VIRALINE incorporated the jury’s comments and further developed the concept with a focus on constructability, and refinement of design.