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Performance Pods - a shell spatial housing system

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dc.contributor.author BARROW, Larry
dc.contributor.author ALARAYEDH, Shaima
dc.contributor.editor Domingo Cabo, Alberto es_ES
dc.contributor.editor Lázaro Fernández, Carlos Manuel es_ES
dc.date.accessioned 2010-02-17T12:13:37Z
dc.date.available 2010-02-17T12:13:37Z
dc.date.issued 2010-02-17T12:13:37Z
dc.identifier.isbn 978-84-8363-461-5
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10251/7152
dc.description p. 1521-1529 en_EN
dc.description.abstract The world population is expanding exponentially, UN [13]; it is currently estimated that over 3 billion people now live in urban contexts; and this number is expected to swell to almost 5 billion by the year 2030. Many of these new urbanites are poor and live in slum environments. Warfare, loss of tribal lands, and the search for a better life, often driven by technology, is shifting human-kind from low-density indigenous rural settings to highdensity urban centers where new urbanites are often economically deprived and lack the basic essentials of life; food, water, sanitation and habitation, Kusa [9]. Modern society, in an era of dwindling fossil-fuel energy, is experiencing unprecedented pressure to adapt cities for accommodation of the impoverished with affordable sustainable habitation, Reuters[11]. Our recent research is focused on improved habitation for urban slum dwellers; we realize the complexity of the necessary political, legal, financial and infrastructure improvements that will be necessary pre-requisites to the realization of major urban design habitat projects. Encouragingly, world-wide, many non-profit organizations are making efforts to assist with this monumental problem of human habitation, often through financial donations or volunteer materials and labor for housing. Our research hypothesis is that technology, the "thing" often attributed as the culprit that has caused of much of the poverty and human deprivation in the modern world, can be part of the answer to global housing. We feel technology should, and will, be a major contributor to future resolutions to human inequality and affordable sustainable habitation in the 21st century. en_EN
dc.language Inglés en_EN
dc.publisher Editorial Universitat Politècnica de València es_ES
dc.relation.ispartof Symposium of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures (50th. 2009. Valencia). Evolution and Trends in Design, Analysis and Construction of Shell and Spatial Structures : Proceedings en_EN
dc.rights Reserva de todos los derechos en_EN
dc.subject Performance habitation en_EN
dc.subject Performance pods en_EN
dc.subject Free-form design en_EN
dc.subject Organic architecture en_EN
dc.subject Biomorphic en_EN
dc.subject Repetition en_EN
dc.subject Modular housing en_EN
dc.title Performance Pods - a shell spatial housing system en_EN
dc.type Comunicación en congreso en_EN
dc.rights.accessRights Abierto es_ES
dc.description.bibliographicCitation Barrow, L.; Alarayedh, S. (2010). Performance Pods - a shell spatial housing system. Symposium of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures. Editorial Universitat Politècnica de València. http://hdl.handle.net/10251/7152. es_ES
dc.relation.conferencename Symposium of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures es_ES
dc.relation.conferencedate 2009 es_ES
dc.relation.conferenceplace Valencia es_ES


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