Sunday, July 01, 2007


Hurricane season approaches. Meteorologists are projecting a record number of storms.

UN Habitats has commissioned you to create a temporary shelter for displaced citizens after weather disasters. Show how these temporary shelters can form temporary hospitable communities. Imagine the camps with hurricane Katrina or the tsunami in Indonesia, or the earthquake in Pakistan.

We will examine some shelters used from around the world for you to brainstorm your own design.
When building your shelter think about: the intended use and duration of the design, the climate, and the comfort of the shelter.

UN Habitats needs to see the following things with your temporary shelter:
• Knowledge of weather elements and their effect on your structure
• Clear use of skin and supports.
• Knowledge of materials and their durability.
• An easy instruction manual for quick set up and explanation of intended use.

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