by Sarah Howell in Architecture on Thursday 30 May 2013

When I first saw this design product, I thought it looked kinda boring. Like a depressing portable classroom you were stuck in at school at lunchtime to learn first aid. But then engineer and designer, Ian Lowrey, explained it to me and my eyes were opened. Lift Link is a new Australian design concept created as an immediate and secure portable house for serious crisis situations.

It’s key is that it can be folded up and packed away by one person and reassembled within ten minutes. It’s green, safe and exactly what I’d want in the aftermath of a tsunami or earthquake, thank you very much.