Spring 2015 – Refugee Camp
Project duration: One month
Software used: Revit 2015, Photoshop
As seen in our history, a lot of people in the world have been suffering from unexpected disasters, civil conflicts or wars, recently as represented by the earthquake in Japan, the typhoon in Philippines, or a series of Arab Springs. For instance, after the earthquake and the Tsunami happened in 2011, the evacuees were forced to live in temporary dwellings. More than 52,000 dwellings were built, and still 267,000 people are living there. As architects, we should be more conscious how we can contribute to these evacuees to support their refuge life. This project propose temporary dwelling system which is easy-build, expandable, non-site oriented and environmental-friendly. Sustainable ideas are integrated to reduce the consumption energy and the waste. And based on the program, the project proposes two temporary village in Nepal and Rwanda.
Main keywords in this project are:
-Identity: in the way evacuees shape their flexible unit
-Self-sufficiency: in the balcony/shop proposal and sustainable ideas.
-Social Network: in the layout of units in site.
-Growth: in the biological grid used to layout the units on site.