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Shigeru Ban's Nepalese Emergency Shelters to be Built from Rubble

Shigeru Ban's Nepalese Emergency Shelters to be Built from Rubble
© VAN, courtesy of Shigeru Ban Architects
© VAN, courtesy of Shigeru Ban Architects

Shigeru Ban Architects has released images of their first emergency shelter prototype designed for Nepal. Planned to be built by the end of August, the simple shelter is designed to be easily assembled by almost anyone. Using connecting modular wooden frames (3ft x 7ft or 90cm x 210cm), salvaged rubble bricks are used to infill the wall's cavities while paper tube trussing supports the roof. This, as Shigeru Ban says, will allow for "quick erection and nearly immediate inhabitation."

© VAN, courtesy of Shigeru Ban Architects
© VAN, courtesy of Shigeru Ban Architects

The shelter, a project envisioned through Ban's humanitarian organization Volunteer Architects Network (VAN), is comprised of a series of modular structural frames with windows and doors and walls made of rubble brick.

© VAN, courtesy of Shigeru Ban Architects
© VAN, courtesy of Shigeru Ban Architects
© VAN, courtesy of Shigeru Ban Architects
© VAN, courtesy of Shigeru Ban Architects

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Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. "Shigeru Ban's Nepalese Emergency Shelters to be Built from Rubble" 29 Jul 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/771059/shigeru-bans-nepalese-emergency-shelters-to-be-built-from-rubble/> ISSN 0719-8884
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© VAN, courtesy of Shigeru Ban Architects

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