Master of Architecture
Jennifer Lynn Barker
The increasing recurrence of natural disasters raises a need for developing temporary and permanent housing solutions. As people are trying to rebuild their houses and the built environment, their human state is vulnerable. It is essential to understand a community’s needs to create shelters for displaced populations, keeping in mind the possible options. When people are provided a comfortable dwelling with safety, security, and privacy, a healing process can begin in their lives. This project focuses on designing a shelter that transforms into a permanent dwelling to establish reforming community relationships. The research begins by studying current recovery strategies followed by a series of case studies to clarify the design proposal’s description. The research concludes with site-specific approaches that include sustainable building systems and contextually responsive materials, allowing the design to nourish the site’s growth.
Dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.
Bastola, Sadikshya, "RECOVERING COMMUNITY: An Approach to Transitional Housing for Post-Disaster Resiliency" (2021). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 2178.