Regenerative housing for Kerala Every time disaster hits, we as humans do everything in our power to suppress it, provide aid and rehabilitate. But even the most advanced prevention systems and methods fail. The only way out is to fold how humans grow and work together + towards living with the forces of nature collectively. India has a huge territory with the world’s second largest population to nourish. These two divided factors make the top down approach in dealing with disaster relief and planning issues very complex. A huge coastline with rivers running across the subcontinent, the scope of the problem is wider than just a state. Larger cities with concentrated populations have structured urban management policies, and are easier to cater. With around 70% of the population still in villages and in peri-urban areas, this makes the marginalized communities too scattered to be helped. A larger action plan after the disaster is not enough, but it requires a two-way action. We have to make solutions that can scale.
The dwelling units will manage the surging waters. The trenches made of PVC barrels will uplift the unit giving it a buoyant character. A cluster of 3 units are connected to the refuge board where children safely play with their water toys & paper boats in events which were previously devastating. While most of the Kerala will be under water , the design ensured zero casualty scenario. The refuge boards will take the citizens to the community evacuation centres, which is equipped with all the necessities in an extreme emergency.