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Sustainable Post Disaster Reconstruction And The Role of Architects

December 31, 2012, 6:30:00 PM

A case study on Benny Kuriakose Post Disaster Reconstruction Project, published as part of the I-Rec Conference, is a study on the correlation between post-disaster housing and the role of architects in disaster management in South India by Gertrud Tauber at TU Darmsdart, Germany. This study points out the successful outcome of the post-tsunami reconstruction of houses in Tarangambadi village designed by Benny Kuriakose and the users' reactions to their new homes.

The key to the acceptance of disaster-relief housing lies in meeting the peoples’ wishes and needs, and in integrating local know-how into the course of the project process scope of work. This research examines three housing projects implemented by local NGOs and planned by local architects after the Indian Ocean tsunami of 2004 in rural South India (Tamil Nadu and the Union Territory of Puducherry).

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