Architects and Post-Disaster Housing

A Comparative Study in South India

This book examines the different roles of architects in rural post-disaster housing and their impact on the degree of success of the projects from villagers' perspective. It is based around the building process of three case studies affected by the tsunami of 2004 in rural South India. It identifies the critical parameters and skills required at project level during the course of the building process. The results from villages and interviews with experienced international and Indian architects, engineers and NGO representatives show that architects are often poorly equipped to work in this context. Gertrud Tauber concludes with a proposal for a course to help architects in the building of people-oriented housing in post-disaster environments.

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9 October 2014, 252 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8376-2862-3

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Author(s)
Gertrud Tauber
Book title
Architects and Post-Disaster Housing A Comparative Study in South India
Publisher
transcript Verlag
Pages
252
Features
kart., Klebebindung, 42 SW-Abbildungen, 16 Farbabbildungen
ISBN
978-3-8376-2862-3
DOI
10.14361/transcript.9783839428627
Commodity Group
1584
BIC-Code
AM HBTR
BISAC-Code
ARC010000 POL045000
THEMA-Code
AM NHTR
Release date
9 October 2014
Edition
1
Topics
Postkolonialismus, Architektur
Readership
Architecture, NGO Studies, Social Anthropology, Sociology, Social Works
Keywords/Tags
Architects, Rural Post-Disaster Housing, India, Tsunami, Building Process, Architecture, Postcolonialism, Asia

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