Cebu, Philippines / セブ島、フィリピン
This is the temporary shelter constructed at Daanbantayan, Cebu, Philippines, following the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan (locally called Yolanda) in November of 2013.
The construction methods of previous paper log house projects (in Kobe, Turkey, and India) were very complicated and time-consuming to build in high volumes. In this design, we have incorporated the connection system of the Paper Partition System (developed for making partitions within evacuation centers), which made it possible to simplify the construction thus shortening the construction period. The foundations were made from beer crates filled with sand bags, and floor panels were made from coconut wood and plywood. On the paper tube frame, A readily used woven bamboo sheet was applied to the paper tube structural frame, and the roof is a thatching of Nypa palms laid over plastic sheets.
The construction was carried out in cooperation with students from the University of San Carlos in Cebu.
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