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The Charactaristics of Container Temporary Housing
Temporary housing are starting to be deployed disaster areas. However, the number of the amount of housing required is insufficient. The main reason is that most of the damaged coast areas are not on level terrain. Usually, temporary housing is suitable for flatlands, and providing the required number of units is difficult. Our project to Onagawa, Miyagi prefecture is to use existing shipping containers (20 feet) and stack them in a checkerboard pattern up to three stories.
・Shorten the construction period by usage of existing containers
・Wide interval can provide parking area, community facility and privacy of families
・Placing containers in a checkerboard pattern and create a open living space in between
・Exellent seismic performance
・Can be used as a permanent apartment.
There are three types of plans, 19.8㎡, 29.7㎡ and 39.6㎡, based on the arrangement of shipping containers. 19.8㎡ is for one or two residents、 29.7㎡ is for three to four residents and 39.6㎡ is for more than four residents.
To provide more space to store, Voluntary Architects Network(VAN) assembled shelves and installed them to each room. About 200 people gathered from all over the country to volunteer in Onagawa, Miyagi prefecture.
We built a market in the center of the site. Stores are not located in this neighborhood, and daily necessities is not accessible. The market is also for locals to open their shops. The big tent creates space in the market where people get together.
Description from the architects