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Aquilino beyond shelter

Beyond Shelter: Architecture and Human Dignity


Metropolis Books, New York



Beyond Shelter presents twenty-five small-scale case studies across Latin America, Asia, Africa, and the U.S. in which professional teams worked with communities in the aftermath of disasters to devise pragmatic design solutions. The book pointedly asks architects to take greater responsibility in designing for short-term emergencies and to rethink longer-term disaster-resilient strategies. Featured projects are by architects (among them Arup, Estudio Teddy Cruz, and Urban Think Tank) as well as larger humanitarian organizations such as the Red Cross and UN-Habitat. Each project is explained and detailed step-by-step.

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