Urban Post-Disaster Housing Prototype Unveiled in New York CIty: It’s nothing short of building a city within...

Urban Post-Disaster Housing Prototype Unveiled in New York CIty: It’s nothing short of building a city within...

It’s nothing short of building a city within a city overnight. ----- Advertising ----- That’s the fundamental premise behind a new modular post-disaster housing unit, designed by Garrison Architects, which was revealed Tuesday by New York City officials. The premise is simple but ambitious: Post-disaster housing will allow city residents to live in their neighborhood for months or years after a major disaster while their homes undergo repairs. The full-scale and operational prefabricated prototype represents the midpoint of a lengthy quest to change how cities respond to disasters in the 21st century. The critical problem at hand is a total absence of emergency housing solutions in dense urban settings. Conventional approaches, such as the trailer homes of Hurricane Katrina infamy, are simply infeasible in major cities where space is at a premium. Therefore, the New York C...

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