The team was challenged to research the needs and problems surrounding the aftermath of natural disasters in order to create an effective shelter design.
Our mission is to provide post-natural disaster shelters through a product-service system that facilitates effective and efficient community set-up; thus, offering relief organizations a holistic value proposition.
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On-site Set-up and Clean-up Services
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Disaster Location LODGE Storage Faciclity
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Tsunami survivor and RISD alumni. Thesis title: Rethinking the Zaatari Refugee Camp in Jordan
“Redesigning the neighborhood structure to allow families to cluster therefore creating more private spaces.”
“It needs to be planned with a permanent mindset but with temporary materials.”
Micro-finance specialist with work experience in refugee camps in Africa, Middle East and Asia.
“Design to secure the limited assets that the refugees have.”
“Financial issues are a major challenge for setting up shelter camps.”
The exploded view shows explicit details of how the shelter is formed and assembled
Two Standard Twin Beds
Privacy Blinds open up for sunlight and close completely to maintain indoor temperature and provide privacy.
Maximum sunlight exposure
Minimal sunlight exposure
No sunlight exposure
Sliding beds that are connected to a rail to allow the user to control the space between the two beds.
Slide the beds
Beds can slide in both directions
Foldable beds to maximize the space usage allowing the user a more personalized experience.
Pull down using the hook on the bottom
Extend leg and carefully place on floor
Can be used as a bench or bed
Ventilation through top opposite to each other windows creating airflow
Direct sunlight gain when blinds are open giving heat and light
This layout creates a sense of community since the victims have a common area in the center of the plan where they can reunite.
Each shelter has a small area around it to create a feeling of safety and privacy.
The four large buildings on the ends of the park are public buildings (cafeteria, clinic, mens bathroom, womens bathroom).
LODGE provides different transportation methods depending on the location of the natural disaster.