Beyond the Tent: Why Refugee Camps Need Architects (Now More than Ever) | ArchDaily
Tzonis, A. The design of refugee camps presents an extreme form of urban architectural practise. The research method is interdisciplinary: it employs knowledge from humanitarian law, urban sociology, environmental studies, and architectural theory. It also employs the casestudy approach, using the specific case of Ifo refugee camp, in north-eastern Kenya, as well as making reference to the design of a number of other specific camps previously and currently in existence. Within the field of refugee camp design, the thesis draws heavily on the work of Cuny and Davis, and those who have collaborated with them or built upon their work, in particular Corsellis and Vitale. For the case study, the thesis departs from the observational and participatory methodologies delineated by Gans, but argues for an adaptation of such methodologies for specific cases in refugee camps. The tool developed, can be applied in refugee camps, and could be adapted for camps for other categories of displaced people whereby the lifespan of the camp is undetermined.
RWU architecture student designs new refugee-camp model
Duc Huy Ho Follow. Every minute, 24 people are forcibly removed from their homes. This is due to violence, natural disasters, or human rights violations during premigration.
We are currently in Beta version and updating this search on a regular basis. In alone some 1 million people have poured out of Syria to escape a civil conflict that has been raging for over two years. The total number of Syrian refugees is well over 2 million, an unprecedented number and a disturbing reality that has put the host countries under immense infrastructural strain.