Team SEEDS

Scenario 2: Himalayan Mountain Range (Up To 10,000 Feet)

‘A shelter within a month and a home within a year’: a temporary shelter grows into an intermediate and then finally a permanent shelter. This idea of a temporal house stems from the fact that spatial-requirements need to be met immediately post-disaster, and the shelter then must incrementally grow towards permanence. This incrementalism necessitates the up-cycling of materials and the development of a flexible joinery system that can accept multiple vernacular and modern materials. This joinery allows for a modular system that enables the construction of one-million houses in one-go. The design has been informed by the cultural idiosyncrasies of the Himalayas, besides the desire to be safe, sustainable and rehabilitative.