Prasoon Kumar winterHYDE Emergency Tent
winterHYDE Emergency Tent is Iron Design Award winner in 2015 - 2016 Social Design Award Category.
winterHYDE Emergency Tent

winterHYDE is a life saving, fully insulated, and lightweight emergency tent which is women friendly, and designed for urban homeless, refugees and disaster-displaced families. It enables a single person, tool-less installation within fifteen minutes and is suitable for urban deployment as it does not need any anchoring. It is also designed for localized production, therefore able to create new livelihood opportunities, and reduce environmental footprints.

winterHYDE Emergency Tent
Prasoon Kumar winterHYDE
Prasoon Kumar Emergency Tent
Prasoon Kumar design
Prasoon Kumar design
Prasoon Kumar

Prasoon Kumar, Director of winterHYDE and Founder and CEO of billionBRICKS, is an urban planner and architect by profession with over 10 years of international experience who has always been passionate about creating socially equitable and environmentally conscious designs. With billionBRICKS, he continues to pursue that passion with a mission to impact the homeless through innovative sustainable solutions for community rehabilitation using design, technology and architecture.


billionBricks is a Singapore based non-profit enterprise which aims to improve the quality of life of the homeless by providing access to shelter through design, architecture and technology. We innovate design focused solutions that are replicable and scalable to significantly enhance opportunities for communities to emerge out of poverty. We not only consider buildings as shelters, but as tools for capacity-building and empowerment. Since our founding in 2013, we have rehabilitated more than 1,000 homeless and disaster stricken people in Asia.