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House re-Growth Pod, a solution for fire destroyed homes in Australia

Tragedy has struck Australia in the past weeks. Big, unstoppable, uncontrollable fires destroyed 750 houses (with over 210 people killed) in the state of Victoria, taking the lives of many people in the way. But along with tragic situations, new opportunities come to help those who are in need. Australian firm, 1:1 Architects have designed the House re-Growth Pod.

It is a permanent and cost effective housing unit which can assist in the rebuilding of the fire devastated town-ships of Victoria.

The robust pre-fabricated concrete structure has been designed to be built upon, but in the short term acts as a habitable starting point for the building of a new home. The units can be prefabricated, delivered and connected to services rapidly allowing families to begin the process of re-building without displacement from their communities.

The House Pod is not just relief housing it is a starting block for the re-growth of regional Victoria. Ecotec Build Solutions have already offered to construct a prototype.

For more information, go to the House re-Growth Pod official website. re-Growth Pod assembly video, after the break.

Cite:Sebastian Jordana. "House re-Growth Pod, a solution for fire destroyed homes in Australia" 04 Mar 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/15889/house-re-growth-pod-a-solution-for-fire-destroyed-homes-in-australia/>