Habitat for Humanity International is a nonprofit, Christian organization that seeks to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the world and make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action worldwide. Habitat for Humanity is going to respond to this disaster in a significant way. Our initial target is to distribute 50,000 units of Clean-up/Hygiene […]
Three years ago, Haiti was hit by a devastating earthquake of magnitude 7.0. Habitat for Humanity was able to help more than 200,000 people. Just recently the “Jimmy Carter Project 2012” took place. Though recovery has been slow and arduous, progress is visible in the new community of Santo. In February 2012, 155 families moved from […]
Green Container International Aid is responding to the crisis in Haiti and Chile with a long-term rebuilding plan that will design, develop and implement community centers, schools, and sustainable housing from the donation of shipping containers to be reconditioned and repurposed.
Below are two designs for tools that aid in recovery and repair efforts during the aftermath of disaster: The Multi-Purpose Disaster Tool The Multi-Purpose Disaster Tool, designed by Tamir Niv, is designed to be used during the recovery and repair phases of disaster. The tool serves many functions. By changing the angle of the head […]
House Arc may look like an egg-shaped antidote to McMansion mania, but this small mail-order home was designed as a way to provide quick housing to victims of disaster. “We wanted to see how we could produce a house that would fit into a flat packing container that could be shipped to communities in need, […]
Module Soteria is designed to provide homes for people in disaster zones in a very short period of time. All the equipment is inside the module as standard. It has dimensions of a 40ft shipping container. The Module can be transported by different modular chassis such as, crawler chassis for extreme off-road, hover chassis, or […]
Vancouver-based studio Molo Design came up with their concept for an easily adaptable shelter in July of 2011. Their “softshelter” system relies on stretchable expanses of kraft paper that form soft, pliable grids of personal space. These grids click together with magnets or collapse into a series of flat, stackable forms when decommissioned. Intended to be adjusted […]
MATERIALICA Design Award : Winner Category Student Award The global trend in population migration from the countryside to the city, together with the increasingly extreme weather conditions caused by global warming, are leading to an increase in situations where large quantities of people will have to be evacuated and looked after in the long-term. Here […]