Petit Paradis

Debris removal and construction
by victims

On the edge of Port-au-Prince, near the national airport you can find Petit Paradis. This is a piece of 6,000m2 of land, where a community of 30 Haitian families will be living this year. The special thing about this project is that one unskilled and unemployed …Read More


Campus Port of Amsterdam

Demountable T-shelters (temporary housing)

The Mobile Factory is starting a demonstration project in 2012 on the grounds of the Port of Amsterdam involving the construction of ‘T-shelters’. These temporary housing units are constructed of Q-Bricks made from construction debris.. … Read More



EU S(p)eedkits

Integrating emergency relief and reconstruction

Wherever in the world disaster strikes, emergency relief and reconstruction take place as two separate processes. Experience has taught that it often takes far too long before the one phase moves into the next.  Two good examples are the tsunami in Asia in 2004 and the earthquake in Haiti in 2010. It often takes years before the emergency relief phase winds down. In the meantime, victims spend years living in half-collapsed buildings, tents or slums.Read More

Pin It on Pinterest