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  • Spring Design

    Final result Spring Design

    Jul 3, 2015

    In the very last week of the project, all four members of team Spring worked hard on the finalization of the design. After project team members Rixt and Emilie came back from the Philippines with a lot of useful insights, last practicalities were applied to detail the final design. This design has been modelled and rendered digitally.

  • Spring Design

    May 15, 2015

Spring Design

The ‘urban poor’ living in slums located in the Philipines, and other places in Asia are more and more often victim of natural disasters like floods, typhoons and tsunamis. Floating platforms containing houses that the urban poor can rent at a very low price could offer a solution for these inhabitants, and also improve their quality of living conditions.

Within the ‘floating housing’ project, a company named Metabolic is responsible for the design of a functional unit. This part will control the flows of water, energy and waste within a cluster of four houses. This is where Spring Design comes in. The goal of the project is to select and synthesize excisting technologies in order to create a functional unit that fits the local context and its users.


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