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On the other side of the world, AGA also created relief shelters for the town of Lorca, Spain, where a quake hit on November 4, 2011. The earthquake left many of the town’s residents without homes, and AGA arrived on the scene to create location-specific, easily assembled shelters that the residents of Lorca could use in the event of another disaster.The Origami Paper House, a cardboard adaptation of the Japanese model, is the result. This model does not double as a table but is designed to be extremely affordable, lightweight and easily stored. Small gaps along the seams allow light to enter the interior, and the shelter can be assembled or disassembled in three minutes.The shelter fits three adults or up to seven children, and has a double-wide entry door and a window. It supplies basic privacy needs in times of crisis and gives the occupants a sense of having their own place, however small it may be. Before and after use, it can be broken down easily by hand (no tools needed). It does not come with electricity, plumbing or other conveniences; it is simply a shelter for basic needs, manufactured at a low cost and able to be assembled quickly.Gonzalez says AGA is working on an evacuation system for earthquakes in Tokyo, as well as a similar system in Costa Rica. The mantra that underwrites all of the group’s projects is Hitori ja nai, which is Japanese for “You are not alone.”

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