A minus carbon eco-cycle earthen refugee shelter : a feasibility study

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Title A minus carbon eco-cycle earthen refugee shelter : a feasibility study
Author Dabaieh, Marwa
Editor Mileto, Camilla ; Vegas, Fernando ; García-Soriano, Lidia ; Cristini, Valentina
Date 2018
English abstract
Forced migration due to wars and political conflicts create an urgent need for temporary shelters in hosting countries. Constructing new housing projects is not only economically burdensome but also requires a great deal of time and, most important, represents an environmental burden when the shelter reaches its end of life. This study discusses a design proposal for a 37 m² eco-cycle earthen refugee shelter that could be built with the help of seven people in 11 working days. The study has adopted an experimental, participatory and living lab meth-odology for a physical prototype as a proof of concept. The key idea of this eco-cycle shelter is to reach net mi-nus carbon emissions during material extraction, building construction, operation and after end of life. As this project is still ongoing, this paper will confine itself to discussing the project’s main idea for reducing carbon emission and will focus on the feasibility of an earthen wall structure skeleton as a minus carbon agent. The pro-totype is designed for the cold climate of Sweden but the methodology can be applied in different climates. Ben-eficiaries of this project need not be confined to refugees. It can be extended to house the majority of the world’s urban poor.
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SOStierra2017 - Vernacular and Earthen Architecture, Conservation and Sustainability (14-16 September 2017 : Valencia, Spain)
Publisher CRC Press
Host/Issue Vernacular and Earthen Architecture: Conservation and Sustainability (SosTierra 2017, Valencia, Spain, 14-16 September 2017);
ISBN 9781138035461
Language eng (iso)
Subject Humanities/Social Sciences
Research Subject Categories::HUMANITIES and RELIGION
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/24143 Permalink to this page
Link http://sostierra2017.blogs.upv.es... (external link to related web page)
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