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The Use of Prefabrication in 6 Emergency Projects Around the World

The Use of Prefabrication in 6 Emergency Projects Around the World
Rural Housing Prototype in Apan / DVCH De Villar CHacon Architecture. Image: © Jaime Navarro Soto
Rural Housing Prototype in Apan / DVCH De Villar CHacon Architecture. Image: © Jaime Navarro Soto

Emergencies include a variety of contemporary scenarios ranging from natural disasters to extreme poverty or isolation due to social and political conflicts. In all cases, the disruption of normality and the requirement of basic needs for maintaining a decent quality of life become the basis for finding quick and efficient alternatives to respond to this type of urgency.

Social Housing Production: Exercise I / Inhabitants of Tepetzintan + Comunal Architecture Workshop. Image: © Onnis Luque Maidan Tent / Bonaventura Visconti di Modrone and Leo Bettini Oberkalmsteiner. Image: © Filippo Bolognese Floating Emergency Structure in Istanbul / SO?. Image: © SO? Emergency Housing for Single Mothers / 4L ARQ. Image: Courtesy of 4L ARQ + 7

Therefore, architecture serves as an articulator for each case's specific needs by planning the means to ensure the viability of constructions that are often submitted to unfavorable conditions or deadlines that are impossible to extend. So, resorting to strategies such as prefabrication can provide an efficient and optimized alternative for this type of demand, serving the most diverse architectural programs. Besides efficiency, prefabrication often allows us to replicate building models and to better reach vulnerable locations that are lacking in infrastructure. Here, we have gathered a series of projects with various programs that apply this strategy amidst contexts of emergency.

Prototypes of single-family homes / CAUH

Tapebicua prototype (Virasoro). Image Courtesy of CAUH
Tapebicua prototype (Virasoro). Image Courtesy of CAUH

Floating Emergency Structure in Istanbul / SO?

Floating Emergency Structure in Istanbul / SO?. Image: © SO?
Floating Emergency Structure in Istanbul / SO?. Image: © SO?

Maidan Tent / Bonaventura Visconti di Modrone and Leo Bettini Oberkalmsteiner

Maidan Tent / Bonaventura Visconti di Modrone and Leo Bettini Oberkalmsteiner. Image: © Filippo Bolognese
Maidan Tent / Bonaventura Visconti di Modrone and Leo Bettini Oberkalmsteiner. Image: © Filippo Bolognese

Rural Housing Prototype in Apan / DVCH De Villar CHacon Architecture

Rural Housing Prototype in Apan / DVCH De Villar CHacon Architecture. Image: © Jaime Navarro Soto
Rural Housing Prototype in Apan / DVCH De Villar CHacon Architecture. Image: © Jaime Navarro Soto

Emergency Housing for Single Mothers / 4L ARQ

Emergency Housing for Single Mothers / 4L ARQ. Image: Courtesy of 4L ARQ
Emergency Housing for Single Mothers / 4L ARQ. Image: Courtesy of 4L ARQ

Social Housing Production: Exercise I / Inhabitants of Tepetzintan + Comunal Architecture Workshop

Social Housing Production: Exercise I / Inhabitants of Tepetzintan + Comunal Architecture Workshop. Image: © Onnis Luque
Social Housing Production: Exercise I / Inhabitants of Tepetzintan + Comunal Architecture Workshop. Image: © Onnis Luque

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Cite: Brant, Julia . "The Use of Prefabrication in 6 Emergency Projects Around the World" [O uso da pré-fabricação em 6 projetos emergenciais ao redor do mundo] 22 May 2020. ArchDaily. (Trans. Duduch, Tarsila) Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/939754/the-use-of-prefabrication-in-6-emergency-projects-around-the-world/> ISSN 0719-8884
Rural Housing Prototype in Apan / DVCH De Villar CHacon Architecture. Image: © Jaime Navarro Soto

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