PROCESS # OPEN SOURCE ARCHITECTURE # HAITI – THE NL :: emergency habitat for haiti

The thesis of the project is rebirth of the industrial revolution: that mass customization, personalization and variety can replace 20th century rigidities of production.

Open source emergency habitat for haiti builds in five hours

in response to haiti’s devastating earthquake in 2010, dutch architect pieter stoutjesdijk has conceived an emergency architectural shelter that can be assembled from a series of parts in a little under five hours time. made entirely from digitally fabricated components, In response to Haiti’s earthquake in 2010, where millions had lost their homes, Stoujesdijk was challenged to build a housing system that would require only a minimum time frame for its construction so great quantities could be produced and quickly distributed to the homeless. His solution: A CNC milling machine that laser-cuts the required 2484 parts out of fiber board for a house that can be assembled without any external material as the parts are simply slid together thanks to friction fit, a technique somewhat similar to Lego blocks or click furniture. To make the fiber board more weatherproof it receives a special coating in order to ensure a lifetime of at least fifteen years.

Under Creative Commons License: Attribution Non-Commercial which can be assembled together without the need for any additional materials like screws and fixtures. this allows for a cost-effective construction, as extra funds are saved by minimizing the equipment used.

The technology behind Stoujesdijk’s emergency housing is currently being tested in Rwanda on ultimately 25.000 houses, though, there the exterior consists not of fiber board but of sheer stone because “Rwandans simply like them better”. Nonetheless, the bulk of the remaining parts is still made up of the digitally fabricated components. Professor Thijs Asselbergs, who functioned as Stoutjesdijk’s supervisor, is impressed by the graduate’s work and predicts that computer-controlled milling will soon lead to a second kind of industrial revolution where mass production is replaced by mass customization.

Read more: http://popupcity.net/architecture/emergency-housing-in-no-more-than-5-hours/#ixzz2hpjFG2R4
Under Creative Commons License: Attribution Non-Commercial

Read more: http://popupcity.net/architecture/emergency-housing-in-no-more-than-5-hours/#ixzz2hpikTv84

the open source design can be distributed worldwide in bulk as a digital file, and manufactured quickly and individually.

The thesis of the project is rebirth of the industrial revolution: that mass customization, personalization and variety can replace 20th century rigidities of production.

all images :: pieter stoutjesdijk

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