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Do It Yourslef (DIY) has been the trend for many years, especially in the field of furniture. Apparently, it’s been developed tremendously and maturely that arise people’s interests to do it on their own by manual. However, this idea hasn’t been achieved for the construction of house, and hence, I regard this is the extraodinary opportunity to propose the idea of DIY house for this project.
Based on the concept of DIY, as well as sustainable system, the house unit is determined to be greatly flexible and assembled. In order to helping the local people construct their own shelter by themselves, to create simple module and stable structure are the key issues that hold the main design spirit.
Most importantly, the DIY house is initially designed as Category A2 (Temporary Housing). Attractively, by the freedom of unit arrangement,it can formulate different types that allow some other categories to put in. In this way, they gradually become a community by growing up of these units. Therefore, in the perspective of urbanism, to provide private and public space by the arrangement of these units,as well as the implementation of sustainable system become another scope in terms of the contents.
Ideally, most of the materials can be provided by local, especially the straw and bamboo. Once the disaster happens, the local people can start work into different groups, and collect all the necessary materials nearby. Moreover, by the design of details, they can be implemented straight forward to the frame system. In the end, we all expect the victims can be protected safely and comfortly under the construction of DIY house.
Notice: since bamboo is not always the easier material to collect from place to place, the frame provides the flexibility of material replacement. They can also be replaced by others, ex: wooden stick or accessibly architectural materials.