ReciproBoo: the shelter concept and design

Concept_1

The reciprocal frame concept

When the 4 frame poles of the ReciproBoo roof are overlapped reciprocally they will support a considerable weight.

The shelter design

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By adding just one more pole to this 4 pole frame we achieved the stability and strength that is central to ReciproBoo shelter design.

- 4 reciprocally overlapping poles ABC and D provide
the strength and the required span.

- A single ridge pole E and three side ropes FG and H
 provide the stability.

- The points where poles meet are simply cross lashed
with sisal twine to form a flexible but strong joint.

The unit is now ready to be used for shelter construction or repairing an existing roof.

Using this design:
the basic emergency shelter

Design_2

The basic emergency shelter frame

This is simply the above roof frame supported by two poles.

It is the starting point for a family to build a much larger shelter.

Upgrading this basic shelter is achieved by further elevating the roof frame or by adding an additional frame on the other side (see below)

Using this design:
steel shelter options

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