Today we’re featuring a project taking on the issues of self sustainability and well being in the context of areas prone to natural disaster. Nathan Mattson, Grad Student at the University of Michigan proposes highly adaptable, modular units which have a minimal impact on their surroundings. They function both as quick replacements to homes destroyed in natural disasters and also as permanent solutions for promoting “green” living and protection from the elements.
“Under the threat of devastating typhoons, flooding, and earthquakes, the Philippines can be a dangerous place to live for the impoverished. In response to this history of natural disasters destroying homes and killing countless people, Shield is a community that both protects and sustains safe living at an affordable price.”
-All Images and Text via Nathan Mattson