21 Jun '14, 9pm

An Earthbag Emergency Shelter

An Earthbag Emergency Shelter

This Emergency Shelter design is the result of a collaboration between Kelly Hart and Dr. Owen Geiger. We came up with this design in response to a plea from aid agencies operating in Pakistan after the 2005 earthquake there. The challenge was to provide quick, safe, decent shelter with minimal tools and supplies to sustain life through the winter. Access to remote areas was extremely difficult, since many roads ad been destroyed or blocked by landslides. Because of these and other difficulties, and the fact that winter will create a much more dire situation, fast easy-to-build temporary shelter seemed most appropriate. Disclaimer: The safest option against future quakes is to build permanent houses designed by engineers and architects, with properly reinforced foundations, walls and roofs. However, since time is of the utmost importance, emergency options such as the prop...

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