January 14, 2010

Disaster Relief Module

Disaster Relief Module. designed by, amanda veliotis
completed on 07 may 2009

second semester freshman year for our final project we were assigned to design a disaster relief module out of a shipping container. a lot went into this project; picking a location prone to disasters, researching that location, researching shipping container living spaces, and then designing the shipping container sustainably! ill take you from start to finish, this will be a long post but an awesome one, enjoy! -av

Katrina; the most destructive

and costliest natural disaster in the

history of the United States.

katrina in waveland: waveland is considered mississippi's ground zero, news reports stated that waveland took a harder hit from the wind and water than any other town along the gulf coast, and was left obliterated. after the storm, only 35 homes were left habitable. waveland was ht directly by the eye wall of katrina and the storm surge, estimated at 32 feet high. waveland still to this day is in a slow recovery process.

paperstone is a beautiful and heavy-duty solid surface known for its performance, its warm touch, its contemporary appearance, and its environmental sustainability. it is made from 100% post-consumer recycled paper and a proprietary, petroleum-free resin. it is certified by the smartwood program of the rainforest alliance to forest stewartship council standards. specifying paperstone is not just an attractive new material that is produced in a socially responsible manner, it is also strong and tough.

award winning alkemi is made from a no-voc and post-industrial aluminum waste. alkemi incorporates this waste into their countertops to create an amazing looking surface. alkemi is a scs certified, leed credits receiving, recycled surface material composed of post-industrial scrap waste. made from fine flake aluminum milling scrap, which commonly burns as a heavy smoke pullutant when exposed to conventional aluminum recycling; alkemi leaves no hazardous footprint.

shower constructed of the same bedrock 100% recycled glass tiles as the kitchen.

ecotimber flooring is dedicated to preserving the earth's forests. since 1992, ecotimber has promoted forest conservation worldwide by selling sustainably harvested and reclaimed wood products. besides being renewable, wood is non-toxic, energy efficient to grow and manufacture, as well as recyclable and biodegradable.

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