Sustainable Mobile Architecture for Natural Disasters with Reference to the Experience of the Bam Earthquake
The contribution of my research to knowledge is an innovative application of deployable architectural technologies to long-term disaster relief. An important part of the process is to develop a deployable architecture, providing self-construction emergency shelters based on low-tech traditional skills and familiar sustainable materials such as cardboard and paper in a post-earthquake scenario and how the structural mechanism such as erection and folding can be predicted for different conditions. Furthermore, the sustainability of existing equipment for emergency sheltering, advantages and disadvantages are evaluated.
Sustainability in emergency sheltering, the following areas are explored in separate chapters to identify the efficient options: material and method, deployment and energy.