Updated on October 20, 2020

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Created on October 20, 2020

Temporary dormitories

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Temporary dormitories are short-term sleeping quarters built with locally-available materials.

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Product Description

Temporary dormitories are designed by a.gor.a architects to provide temporary shelter for 25 occupants. The design specifications are highly adjustable to the locally available materials and climates and the overall design intended to be merged into the existing communities. For its manufacturing bamboo and thatch are used for walls, floor, and roof, which are expected to last over two years without any previous treatment. The recycled timber used for the boarding houses is polished, de-nailed and sawed down to size.

Distributors / Implementing Organizations

So far a.gor.a architects has distributed 15 units.

Manufacturing/Building Method

Bamboo and thatch are used for walls, floor, and roof, which are expected to last over two years without any previous treatment. The recycled timber used for the boarding houses is polished, de-nailed and sawed down to size.

Intellectural Property Type

Open Source

User Provision Model

Unknown

Distributions to Date Status

15 units

Intended number of occupants (#)

25 occupants

Speed of assembly (h)

3 weeks using hand tools

Footprint area (m²)

75 m²

Internal volume (m³)

300 m²

Material composition

Reclaimed timber, concrete, bamboo, eucalyptus

Lifespan (years)

5 years

Flammable flash point temperature (ºC)

600 ºC

Maximum snow load (kg/m²)

Unknown

Maximum wind speed (km/h)

35 km/h

Suitable climates

Tropical

Design Specifications

Foundation columns prevent flood damage during heavy raining by lifting up the whole unit. They are made of reclaimed timber, which has a typical dimension of 20 cm by 20 cm and 60 cm and goes under the ground. The design specification is highly adjustable to the locally available materials and climates and the overall design intended to be merged into the existing communities.[Interview with designer]

Technical Support

Unknown

Replacement Components

Roofing materials (bamboo and eucalyptus)

Lifecycle

5 years

Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters

Unknown

Vetted Performance Status

Unknown

Safety

Unknown

Complementary Technical Systems

Unknown

Academic Research and References

None

Compliance with regulations

Unknown

Other Information

Not available

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