Binishells System C is our most economical solution. STILL UNDER DEVELOPMENT, System C consists of a barrel vault with double curvature. It can be built in sizes of approx. 350sq.ft. and up. The pneumatic formworks for System C can be reused up to 50 times and the technology can be applied to affordable housing, low-cost housing, disaster relief, storage, hangers and other uses. System C was originally designed as a solution for Haiti (as depicted in the renderings).
The challenge for the global housing industry is to build homes affordable to a working class whose incomes may have not risen for decades. We see Binishells System C as offering a practical solution to low-cost, eco-housing for the growing number of lower income households in need of government subsidies or incentives to obtain decent, affordable housing. Binishells System C’s exterior shell could be finished by the end-users or fitted with pre-fabricated interiors to further increase efficiencies. In this way, the growing tension between demand and affordability could be relieved environmentally.
Over the past two decades, the number of recorded disasters has doubled from approximately 200 to over 400 per year, and nine out of ten disasters have been climate-related. The total number of people affected by natural disasters over the past decade has reportedly tripled to two billion people, with an average of more than 200 million people directly affected each year. Binishells are ideally suited for disaster relief housing. We believe no other system be deployed as efficiently as System C to provide permanent, code compliant, detached single family residences. While often disaster relief housing is designed to be temporary, the reality is that after international aid slows, those impacted are left to fend for themselves indefinitely in shelters designed to be temporary. A more practical solution may be affordable permanent and code compliant structures that are built quickly but are able to resist future calamities, be they high winds and earthquakes or flooding or fires. Furthermore System C shelters are designed to be expandable horizontally as required. Binishells may be one of the few solutions which can meet all these challenges responsibly effectively and affordably.