Reimagining the rural home

The earthquake response was primarily transitional,but grew to be more permanent over the first months post earthquake.With the aid of multiple dedicated volunteers we were able to document vernacular housing typologies and respond to it's shortcomings by making minimal changes such as :

  • Improving structural stability based on the wooden band system of the traditional style of building in rural communities

  • Enhancing thermal performance by varying solar orientation / varying wall thickness and size of openings

  • Enforcing longevity of natural walls by calculating necessary overhang widths

This led us to four modular typologies based on family sizes and their needs.We were able to achieve these statistics thanks to numerous surveys conducted by our team of architects and engineers on site.

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