March 7, 2011
Our view on beginning this project so far:
This project ties into a larger body of research that we are working on in a different country but similar set of problems.
We have started on the design of the project and we gave it the title of "transitional comfort". This is a working title however for the lack of a better one at this point.
We are taking a more global and general look at
the problem of housing for the displaced. We are carefully reconsidering the
idea of "housing" and the conditions in which it is used. In addition to
the basic criteria, which I will outline below, we are interested in
specifically the qualities of the home that such a construction can replace.
Once one's home is lost or is missing due to severe economic situations, the
place to offer shelter must also become a place that offers a degree of comfort
and security. In the same time the challenge is to create a "product" rather
than architecture, that satisfies the quality of "comfort" while allowing for a
high degree of customization and/or personalization that goes with the making
of a "home".
The basic capacity of this construction must include the following:
Easily assembled and inexpensive
Mold and termite resistant
Additional capacity of the construction:
Product that is mass produced
Easily aggregated to create a larger system
Comments are welcome!