The project site is a  small town in Indonesia that is suffering from severe drought, subsidence, and flooding. The objective of the project is to promote preventive holistic design paradigms that engender the physical, cultural and social resiliencies of Asian communities in light of natural disasters.

 

Design proposals:

• Innovation Incorporation of innovative preventive planning and urban design methodologies to ensure a community’s physical and social resilience. The proposals foster the establishment and/or maintenance of communities in susceptible areas by focusing on mitigating and preventing excessive disruption to a community’s physical and social infrastructure in light of a natural disaster.

• Sustainability Incorporation of innovative social and economic strategies to ensure a community’s livability and resilience. The proposals promote empowerment of the disenfranchised, access to education, maintenance of traditional livelihoods, novel business models, and economic inclusivity in light of a natural disaster.

• Infrastructure Incorporation of innovative infrastructural methodologies and technologies to ensure a community’s resilience and sustainability. The proposals create adaptive or novel regional, city, and/or village resource networks that are resilient and ‘green’ in light of a natural disaster.

• Shelter Incorporation of innovative building methodologies and technologies to ensure a community’s physical resilience. The proposals create morphologies and typologies that exhibit sustainable and technologically appropriate building practices to enhance the affordability and reproducibility of a community’s physical state in light of a natural disaster.