2010 Implementation Award Winner

reCOVER: Disaster Recovery Housing

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This Initiative reCOVER project focuses on the design, fabrication and testing of a disaster recovery housing prototype. It is part of an established multi-year partnership with multiple nonprofit organizations involved in humanitarian efforts to assist disaster victims. The project contextualizes a set of instructive, full-scale design-build exercises for architecture and engineering students to address functionality and sustainability criteria. Lessons in conventional constructional methods and new digital fabrication technologies and techniques are synthesized to teach students sound foundational principles and skill sets of design.
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June 18, 2013
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Exterior perspective
Interior view looking to porch
View at porch
Floor plan of standard unit
Interior organization

Along with food, health and safety, shelter is a basic human right millions of people around the world are being denied in the aftermath of natural disasters. We are addressing this challenge by working with the affected communities and multiple partner organizations to develop the most effective and flexible solutions.


The reCOVER housing unit supplements current solutions with ameliorated housing for communities, neighborhoods, or individual families. Simple strategies of passive environmental design optimize natural indoor light and air quality, and exterior spaces help promote social interaction and a renewed sense of community.

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