Using destruction rubble for reconstruction, the goal was to develop an architectural concept that can revolutionize the speed, mode, cost, and socioeconomics of community recovery in disasterstricken rural areas around the world.
The Proposal involves entrapping rubble in wire mesh cages and developing the Gabion system normally used for retaining walls into a simple architectural system, in order to build, at a fraction of the cost of prefabricated houses, single-story, multi-use structures via a method that requires minimal time (2-3 weeks), raw material, training, or equipment, and that can employ the local community itself.
1) Low Cost – Cost of materials, shipping and transpotation to site is reduced. Roll of Gabion Mesh can be easily transported to site and hand bent to form cages.
2) Self –Built – People can use existing rubble in cities and destroyed buildings to fill it.
3) Versatile – The users can design their own house depending on how many cages and material they have.
4) Thickness of walls can be useful to be used as tables, storage niches, etc.
5) When the budget allows external or internal surfaces can be plastered to make the house look more finished.