Technology and Engineering
  • ISSN: 2333-2581
  • Modern Environmental Science and Engineering

Study for Construction of Temporary Housing for Refugees in the Border Cities of Northern Brazil

Alessandra Bueno, Bruna Gomes, Larissa Rocha, Luciana Bonvino Figueiredo, Patrick Carvalho, Paula Fernanda Scovino de C. R. Gitahy, and Sara Noguera

Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Abstract: The concern with developing projects that have a clean construction characteristic, which generates less waste in the construction process is a constant nowadays. Thinking about innovative solutions and the use of sustainable materials, the subject of Constructive Processes III from the undergraduate course in Architecture and Urbanism at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, requested students for project proposals that presented some differential. Therefore, a group of five students developed the design of a model for temporary housing for people experiencing homelessness. This project meets a social demand, since the number of refugees has grown in recent years, and the environmental aspect, as it uses local materials. The article exposes a brief research on Shigeru Ban's temporary housing construction. Taking this information as a reference, the temporary housing project designed by students uses low-cost materials and easy assembly to attend to the growing population in a situation of refuge in Brazil.

Key words: sustainability, temporary housing, innovation, green building

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