AD HOC DESIGN STRATEGIES IN RECENT RESPONSE AND REBUILDING OF DISASTER AREAS
a Collaborative Effort From the Students of Architecture (S2)
Natural Disaster Banda Aceh, Indonesia, 26 December 2004
In this situation, the architect is being faced with a problem-solving process which is unknown beforehand whether a particular design strategy will yield a solution or not.
Design Knowledge Rules of Thumb
Concept of Situation
The context of natural disaster has led the architect to see situation in the terms of â€˜involvement in circumstancesâ€™.
Learn How To Act
In the creative process of architectural design in responding to disaster, attempts shall be made to overcome the complexity and contradiction of the situation and make some sense out of it.
Process of Selection
All design decisions were made through a process of identifying some of the most critical problems and attempted a set of action that would lead to a more specific problem solving strategy.
Examples of Design Considerations
Safety and accessibility
Privacy and social interaction
Lifestyle and climate
Size and Space:
Milieu of social practice
Efficiency and stability
Ventilation, view and comfort level
Easy, strong and safe
Climate consideration and durability
Simple and easy
Climate and visual connectivity
First Phase Rapid Intervention (collaborative synergy)
Supporting Capacity Building Programs
Continuation for Second Phase Development (long term intervention)
Parallel Development Strategy
Designing and construction process for the Core Houses took period simultaneously with the setting up of the IDP Camps. A parallel work strategy is needed to respond to the needs of the community.
Community Participation - A Self Help Housing Initiatives
Mobilizing Communityâ€™s Spirit to Secure Humanityâ€™s Future on This Devastated Land of Finite Resources
Flexibility of Change
Basis of Design Methods and Decisions (underlying basis)
Design Approaches (looking at problems)
Logical and Heuristic Reasoning in Approaching Ad-Hoc Situations
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