Folding whare : deployable shelter for the 21st century

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Dowie, Callum
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Master of Architecture (Professional)
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Unitec Institute of Technology
Date
2009
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Treadwell, Jeremy
Austin, Michael
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Masters Thesis
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deployable shelter
huts
prefabrication
Māori building techniques
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Dowie, C. (2009). Folding whare: Deployable shelter for the 21st century. An unpublished explanatory document submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of, Master of Architecture (Professional), Unitec Institute of Technology, New Zealand.
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Deployable Shelter A hut. The simplest built shelter. From knowledge of simple shelters and the “hut” of architectural literature, a shelter is to be designed for rapid deployment in situations where existing housing has been destroyed. Prefabricated panels are arranged in an assembly derived from Maori traditions of binding and tensioning, to span a space and provide shelter. From the building of a full scale model, tests will be made of the firmness of the structural system and the utility of the building created. Observation of the prototype will determine by empirical evidence the success in detailing a system of parts which make transportation and assembly easy and efficient.
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