This course tackles one of humankind’s greatest challenges: How do you provide shelter for over 7 billion people, almost half of whom live on less than $5.50 a day? With rising slum populations and increasing natural disasters, homes damaged by earthquakes and overflowing refugee camps, how do we address the growing demands for safe living spaces? What do we need to understand as designers, engineers, or aid workers to provide shelter for the world? Working in teams in this design studio, students will learn about relevant design concepts, the Design-Build process, materials, and structure to address this housing challenge. Students will build a shelter-model that is affordable, safe, and appropriate for our selected population

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