Google Earth and EAARL (NASA)

A cooperation between Google Earth and the EAARL (Experimental Advanced Airborne Research Lidar), a mapping programme of the NASA, has made accessible, a tool for analyzing the advance of natural disasters and drawing conclusions for future protection. Google Earth is a programme by Google that any private or professional person can install on his or […]

SafeRhouse

A team of designers from the MIT and the GSD, and the humanitarian NGO Prajnopaya, have developed and built a construction concept for family houses that are resistant to the impact of the force of a tsunami. The analysis of the remains of houses devastated by the Tsunami revealed that while roofs had disappeared, a […]

IgluVillage

IgluVillage is an emergency housing and mobile accommodation system suitable for cold climates, fabricated out of solid polysterol foam. The accommodation units can be used both for providing housing in the event of a disaster, and for other applications, e.g., a field laboratory. Single elements are fabricated out of closed cell polysterol foam and are […]

Life Saving Debris

The question of how to respond to the impact of flooding, was the focus at “Sustainable Design Week“, concerned with “Design for Disaster” in 2005, at the “Design Academy Eindhoven“, the Netherlands. An idea of how to transform dangerous debris into a life saving object was developed: The everyday object, a bench, can be manipulated […]

Welcome to the design for disaster website

Anyone interested is invited to participate in the content of this website. Contact is possible both directly and via submit. Readers are encouraged to write comments relating to the articles. Such messages can contain e.g., a designer offering his abilities to aid in the event of a disaster, or an aid organization asking for advice […]