For my class Design Build, we studied natural disasters and how relief efforts had aided people from an architectural perspective. Over two semesters we designed and built a transitional shelter which could be built on the site of the disaster. My title, during the building process, was Construction Manager. As I was the main person, besides the instructor (David Lopez), who was skilled in carpentry and construction.
These 3D renderings illustrate a joint proposed design from the first semester.
These models and Drawings were my proposed ideas for the shelters. Each Design has a specific theme. (From left to right) shade, sun, and heat; work stimulus; safety.
Shade, Sun and Heat
This design, illustrates multiple vents and windows which allow for easy air flow in tropical and dry areas but still shade from the sun.
This design has narrow windows, a collapsible roof and a bed that triples as a table and a barricade.
This design stimulates work and agriculture. within the shelter there is a small garden for vegetation. Directly above the garden is a perforated roof which catches and dispenses water