The Bamboo House | Post-Disaster Housing

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Year:

2013

Type:

Housing

 

Location:

The Phillipines area

 

Instructor:

Douglas Oliver

 

Team:

Individual
Problem:

Propose emergency housing solutions for post-disaster reconstruction focusing on easy and fast assembly on the Philliphines islands.

 

 

The Philippines area was severely demaged by the typhoon Haiyan. The project provies a solution to the Post-disaster emergency housing construction by utilizing abundant local materials-bamboo combined with concrete. The scheme provides a low-tech, easily operable scheme for local people to construct fast, affordable and sustainable housing in the Visayas islands.

 

 

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The solution to fast and sustainable design is utilizing the bamboo, which is abundant locally and used a lot by local people. The design uses bamboo as not only structure members, but also aesthetic elements that draw respect from the vernacular architecture.

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