luna perschl rethinks earthquake recovery shelter with pocket house
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may 08, 2014
luna perschl rethinks earthquake recovery shelter with pocket house


luna perschl rethinks earthquake recovery shelter with pocket house
all images courtesy of luna perschl

 

 

 

the ‘pocket house’ by vienna-based architect luna perschl is a modular system that can be placed in disaster-prone areas to prevent housing shortages. the project rethinks the urban environment for the earthquake-struck yabuki town in fukushima prefecture in japan, by offering a sustainable solution that can be built by the community.

 

the small dwellings are made from wood, and can be transformed into temporary housing units or assembled together to form public centers. the state of emergency time is reduced as inhabitants are able to quickly build their own environment, with the distinctive roofline of the ‘pocket house’ marking the skyline as a reminder of the catastrophe.

 


the ‘pocket house’ step I (public functions)

 


assembled in step II as a housing unit

 


section showing the interior

 


step III the ‘pocket house’ installed as a community center

 


overview of step III

 


various public functions

 


the buildings become a new landmark

 


drawing showing the ‘pocket house’ assembled post disaster

 


concept

 

 

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