Viable housing edification: a self-help prototype

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dc.contributor.other IAHS World Congress on Housing (33rd : 2005 : Pretoria, South Africa) 2009-06-12T08:06:25Z 2009-06-12T08:06:25Z 2005-09
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dc.description.abstract Paper presented at the XXXIII IAHS World Congress on Housing, 27-30 September 2005,"Transforming Housing Environments through Design", University of Pretoria. en
dc.description.abstract This contribution, gained over experience in Dipartimento di Ingegneria dei Sistemi Edilizi e Territoriali of Politecnico di Torino [2], aims at proposing “simplified assemblage” wooden building constructions, to face problems of temporary structures in border-line areas. To manage the whole process a multimedia system for handling information has been adopted. Main results are: - design building system with details and tools able to: a) define three-dimensional features respecting environment, suitable to construction and modifiable on site (with design of all construction nodes and realization of basement for connection on ground in 1:1 scale); b) design and realize an “all-in-one” tool to build up structures without other utensils; c) foresee repeatable construction phases, easily and quickly understandable; d) conceive procedures (using instruction fiches), to avoid injuries and minimize risks; e) simplify shape of elements interchangeable according to given dimensional coordination; f) separate units in parts simple to be reproduced (with specifications). Besides, necessary steps have been taken to: - allow users to be independent in construction operations; - adopt self-building and “dry assembly” procedures; - employ recyclable and easy to work materials, functional to adjustments during assembly phases; - use of regional woods to revalue local resources [6]; - foresee usability of all topics, especially on web to stimulate implementation; - guarantee interaction of users with multimedia, to support self-builders in construction phases; - handle 2D/3D models simultaneously to clarify building techniques; - manage “driven choices” defining typology of territorial development, layout, foreseen use and number of persons hosted in temporary houses; - provide all information needed to manage village at its best (self-help manual). The final outcome is a Multimedia containing all contributions to help users in self-building of village.
dc.format.extent Presentation consists of 9 pages. en
dc.format.medium This paper was transformed from the original CD ROM created for this conference. The material on the CD ROM was published using Adobe Acrobat technology. en
dc.identifier.citation Giacardi, A 2005, 'Viable housing edification: a self-help prototype', paper presented at XXXIII IAHS World Congress on Housing 2005 - Transforming Housing Environments through Design (HUE), University of Pretoria. en
dc.identifier.isbn 1-86854-627-6
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher IAHS en
dc.rights Copyright shared by: International Association for Housing Science, Coral Gables/Miami, Florida 33134, USA University of Pretoria (UP), Hillcrest, Pretoria 0002, South Africa en
dc.subject Self-help building design en
dc.subject Wooden “simplified assemblage” buildings en
dc.subject Simplified dry assembly procedures en
dc.subject Innovative construction tool en
dc.subject Construction nodes en
dc.subject Instruction fiches en
dc.subject.lcsh Housing -- Amateurs' manuals -- Congresses en
dc.subject.lcsh House construction -- Specifications -- Congresses en
dc.subject.lcsh Architecture, Domestic -- Congresses en
dc.subject.lcsh Self-help housing en
dc.subject.lcsh Wooden-frame houses en
dc.subject.lcsh Construction industry -- Technological innovations en
dc.subject.lcsh Temporary structures (Building) en
dc.title Viable housing edification: a self-help prototype en
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dc.type Presentation en

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