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Architectural Recovery Team

Empowering Earthquake-Affected communities 

through collaborative innovation aiming to provide 

safe and sustainable homes.

Our Goals

The first steps are to gain and share the knowledge that can be used in an interdisciplinary co-creation process. The latest academic and industry know-how will be kept up to date and a network will be put in place with different experts. Next to that other students will be educated based on the research ART is doing during the Extreme Master studio at the TU Delft.

Our top priority is building earthquake-resistant, cost-effective housing that meets the community’s needs. We place a strong emphasis on sustainable and modular housing solutions that take into account local materials and cultural factors. We are dedicated to delivering high-quality housing that is both practical and environmentally conscious.

At ART, we understand that finding suitable housing is crucial. That’s why we believe in working hand in hand with the community to identify the best solutions for their needs. We are committed to respecting this principle throughout our project as a team. We promise to serve the people and ensure their voices are heard.

Our principles

We are devoted to designing earthquake-resistant housing solutions, ensuring safety for everyone in vulnerable regions.

We insist on offering cost-effective housing solutions, providing equal opportunities for safety and comfort to all, irrespective of economic background.

Sustainability lies at the core of our projects, fostering self-sufficiency within communities and promoting ecological balance.

We are committed to creating modular designs, allowing adaptability to fit diverse cultures and local preferences. Modularity is fundamental to our innovative approach.

We prioritise community engagement, avoiding conflicts of interest, and ensuring user satisfaction. Active involvement in the community is integral to our design philosophy.

We believe in the power of diversity and actively seek varied expertise and backgrounds. Collaborating with individuals from different disciplines enriches our perspective and knowledge.

We are advocates for knowledge-sharing. By disseminating our expertise, we aim to empower others, creating an open-access knowledge platform to prevent errors in the building and design processes.

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Do you want to help us with our first prototype?
We are looking for people who can support us

Currently, the Architectural Recovery Team is developing the design for the prototype, an important component of our long-term housing strategy. To ensure the effectiveness of the design, it is imperative that we conduct testing. To be able to do this, we plan to construct a 1:1 scale prototype at the Delft University of Technology in December 2023. In early February, this prototype will be transported to Hatay, Türkiye, where it will be tested on-site, whilst the first family lives inside the house.

To bring this ambitious project to life, we are actively seeking funds, which is why we’ve launched the Architectural Recovery Team crowdfunding campaign. You can make donations ranging from 10 euros to 5000 euros, for us every contribution counts and supports us. Donations will play a crucial role in bringing our vision to life and making a positive impact on the lives of those in need.

We want to thank you in advance on behalf of the whole Architectural Recovery Team and with this you’re also supporting the communities that are heavily impacted by the earthquake!

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