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Post-Disaster Housing

Garrison Architects’s Housing Prototype is Efficient and Smart

— June 28, 2014 — Art & Design
The world is slowly falling victim to natural disasters from climate change so it should come as no surprise that post-disaster housing designs are in the works to make sure that people and their homes stay intact from hurricanes like Katrina and Sandy.
 
Brooklyn-based firm Garrison Architects is among the pioneers in this field having recently unveiled its full-size modular prototype for post disaster housing. Developed for the New York City Office of Emergency Management, the housing concept is the perfect solution because it is designed to be installed in 15 hours on any site—this way people who lose their homes have a place to stay temporarily.

“The beauty of the units lies in their inherent flexibility. They can be stacked like legos to create row housing, or they can be interspersed between existing homes and structures,” says James Garrison from Garrison Architects.


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