portable and emergency architecture

oficina’s house louisiana in haiti is the end product of many voices and many hands

oficina believes that beautiful design gives a dignifying sense of ownership. with that in mind, and taking haitian louvres as an influence, artists were invited to create unique patterns for the doors and window louvres.

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powerHYDE dwellings by billionBricks seek to house india’s rural homeless population

the new housing typology allows homeless citizens to be able to afford their own property, while contributing to an environmentally sustainable planet.

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shigeru ban’s disaster relief shelters made from bamboo and paper go on view in sydney

  two emergency relief shelters designed by shigeru ban have been constructed in the courtyard garden of sydney’s sherman contemporary art foundation (SCAF). the project pairs one of ban’s schemes for japan’s 1995 kobe earthquake with his latest emergency design for last year’s disaster in ecuador. the two structures are complemented with an exhibition presented […]

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