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Phase 2: Design

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.

Focus

In phase two, we are working on the design. It’s essential to connect and align with many different stakeholder in order to fully understand the challenges they are facing. Especially the needs of local inhabitants should be taken into account when designing new homes. The design team is developing modular, long-term housing solutions by implementing local materials, flexibility and culture into the design. To conclude this phase, in February 2024, a full scale prototype will be built and tested at Delft University of Technology

Goals

As a group of professionals, professors, and students, we have been discussing and studying how to build long-term housing in a short period with an understanding of sustainability and innovation. We volunteerd to bring our knowledge of materials and innovative techniques to traditional village life. We aim to build the traditional village house layout with an innovative construction approach. We are currently studying the CLT material, its connections with other materials, and its behaviour in earthquake zones.   

Our fieldtrips

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Fieldtrip #1

In phase two, we are working on the design. It’s essential to connect and align with many different stakeholder in order to fully understand the challenges they are facing. Especially the needs of local inhabitants should be taken into account when designing new homes. The design team is developing modular, long-term housing solutions by implementing local materials, flexibility and culture into the design. To conclude this phase, in February 2024, a full scale prototype will be built and tested at Delft University of Technology

Fieldtrip #2

As a group of professionals, professors, and students, we have been discussing and studying how to build long-term housing in a short period with an understanding of sustainability and innovation. We volunteerd to bring our knowledge of materials and innovative techniques to traditional village life. We aim to build the traditional village house layout with an innovative construction approach. We are currently studying the CLT material, its connections with other materials, and its behaviour in earthquake zones.   

Our Design

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Social Design Concepts

After the field trips, we needed to translate our research outcomes into a design language. First we started with the social aspects of the topics we observed. These are safety, involvement of people and affordability.

Safety is an issue in two main areas; the fear of getting into big concrete blocks again and moving to new neighborhoods while leaving their community behind.

According to our research, after disasters involvement in rebuilding your own house, neighborhood, or city helps with the healing process and also helps us as architects to understand their lifestyle better. This way we can avoid top-down designing.

Affordability is a big topic since there is a very big damage to the economic life there. Long-term planning is the affordable key point here. How can we help the communities there to build their long-term house fast and conveniently?

Technical Design Concepts

To translate these issues as a solution to the technical approach we choose some keywords to focus on; modularity, adaptability, flexibility, and sustainability.

Modularity responds to easier and faster building. 

Adaptability is the key to applying our design to different site shapes and urban characteristics.

Flexibility as an answer to different family scenarios and to extend the structure in time. 

 

Sustainability helps to create more resistant communities against water and energy problems after disasters and maintaining their needs for longer periods.

Design proposal

As a result of this study and with the help of the technical parameters, we decided to create two different units to respond to two different issues.

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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!