Disaster Architecture


Disaster relief: humanitarian architecture for post-disaster shelter ~Louise Murray, Engineering & Technology Magazine

In the field of humanitarian architecture, post-disaster provision is more than just supplying shelter. It’s about involving communities in places of uncertainty and rapid change, delivering the best rebuilds that incorporate future risk mitigation in the design. “I’ve seen igloo-style shelters, or funky shipping container emergency housing in Sri Lanka, New Orleans and Port-au-Prince, where…


GIS Offers Valuable Insight for Managing Water Resources

Renee Hewitt and the folks at Geospatial PR really nailed our mission at DisasterMap.net as partner, Dr. Ezra Boyd, has done extensive on-the-ground mapping for the Lake Ponchartrain Basin Foundation, in congress with Gulf Restoration Network, as well as developing the now famous U.S. Counties with Levees Map above, wherein we discovered that 53% of…


Temporary disaster relief housing ~Designboom

As a response of the great east japan earthquake, 60 temporary housing units designed by Azuhito Nakano / Sumita Housing Industry Corporation create a residential village community – each dwelling arranged to maximize its location of Rikuzentakata. Unlike typical newly built quarters, the wooden modules have been organized much like that of a village, a…