By Guy Laforet, B.Arch '21
The NOMAD system is a hyper-mobile shelter unit that gives the users agency to embark on self-improving journeys without the limitation of being stuck in a permanent location. The design concept takes inspiration from modern herding tribes where teamwork, trust and mobility are their lifeline. The shelter works in conjunction with NOMAD checkpoint stations, which are essentially urban hubs that serve as intermittent goals where NOMAD users will journey towards. The checkpoints operate as docking stations that grant access to electricity and water, but more importantly, a guaranteed place for companionship and support.