Watch: Italian Architects Design Intensive-Care Pods Using Shipping Containers

Italian architects Carlo Ratti and Italo Rota have teamed-up with engineering studio Jacobs and digital studio Squint/Opera to design an intensive-care pod within a shipping container that could be added to hospitals fighting the coronavirus pandem

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Named Connected Units for Respiratory Ailments – or CURA, which is the latin word for cure – the biocontainment pods have been designed to increase country’s intensive care capacity.

“The aim is that they can be quickly deployed in cities around the world, promptly responding to the shortage of ICU space in hospitals and the spread of the disease,” explained the CURA team.

The first prototype unit is being built at a hospital Milan, which is one of the cities that is dealing with the most cases of coronavirus Covid-19.

Reference: Dezeen – YouTube

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