Humanitarian Architecture: 15 stories of architects working after disasters

Charlesworth, E 2014, Humanitarian Architecture: 15 stories of architects working after disasters, Routledge, Abingdon, United Kingdom.


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Title Humanitarian Architecture: 15 stories of architects working after disasters
Author(s) Charlesworth, E
Year 2014
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication Abingdon, United Kingdom
Subjects Architectural Design
Summary Never has the demand been so urgent for architects to respond to the design and planning challenges of rebuilding post-disaster sites and cities. In 2011, more people were displaced by natural disasters (42 million) than by wars and armed conflicts. And yet the number of architects equipped to deal with rebuilding the aftermath of these floods, fires, earthquake, typhoons and tsunamis is chronically short. This book documents and analyses the expanding role for architects in designing projects for communities after the event of a natural disaster. The fifteen case studies featured in the body of the book illustrate how architects can use spatial sensibility and integrated problem-solving skills to help alleviate both human and natural disasters.
Copyright notice © 2014 Esther Charlesworth
ISBN 9780415818674
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