Innovation of the maggie
The innovation process was done through several stages. In total, we comply to the 30 different criteria that shelter experts demanded. Every stage was tested and evaluated prior to proceeding to the next stage
Adaptable and multi-purpose solution to established needs
Collect requirements from shelter experts
Study existing guidelines
Research existing tents and constructions
Determine all criteria
Our unique proposition
Months of testing
Different climate simulations
“Real case” environmental simulations
The maggie can adapt to different climates and seasons. The thermal capacity – or insulation – is obtained through the use of free, available materials that can be found everywhere.
Earth & Sand is available everywhere. Earth & sand provide thermal mass that reduces heat loss and maintains a steady indoor air temperature. Earth & sand also provides high acoustic performance and strengthens the construction considerably.
Organic insulation materials are those derived from natural vegetation or similar renewable sources (without hampering the livestock, food or degrading the surrounding nature.
There is often an excess of plastic waste in camps. Why not converting a problem into a solution and using plastic waste as an insulation material? Waste needs to be recycled ingeniously in order to capsulate air and perform well.
In most larger cities around the world you will find insulation materials. Even in remote locations foam or polystyrene insulation can often be found. Our research has indicated that a hybrid of classic insulation products in combination with sand or earth provides the best thermal and acoustic insulation performance.
Building the prototype
6 different purposes:
Maggie upgraded functionality: the maggie uses profiles allowing the attachment of e.g. dividers, shelves, tables, cabinets and electricity sockets.