Rethinking emergency habitats for refugees : balancing material innovation and culture
Author(s)Sinisterra, Maria Alexandra, 1975-
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture.
Richard K. Goethert and Lyman L. Porter.
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This thesis propose an alternative approach to emergency housing for Colombian refugees, helping development agencies put the displaced community on the road to permanent housing. An environmentally friendly 'smart' material is proposed, based on case studies, material tests, experiments and literature research. This is not just a limited shelter solution, but goes beyond construction to include a balanced combination of building technology, material innovation and culture, that promotes an environment for sustainable development: a habitat.
Thesis (S.M.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Architecture, 2004.Includes bibliographical references (p. 110-117).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology