Design Earthquake-Resistant Housing Manual

by Architecture for Humanity


Architecture for Humanity is developing a freely distributed, pictorial manual illustrating earthquake- resistant housing schemes, helping empower communities in the long-term reconstruction effort.
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Currently 2 million people are without adequate shelter. Aid agencies are struggling to keep up with the needy. While reconstruction takes years, many families can not wait and are undertaking rebuilding themselves. The danger is that many homes, while able to provide shelter in the short-term, will be structurally unsound if another earthquake hits. By distributing knowledge of earthquake-resistant housing construction we can make sure that homes are rebuilt safely.


This will include the collection and development of housing schemes, assessment and graphical representation of the best ideas into pictorial diagrams for step-by-step rebuilding. Manuals will be assembled and distributed in communities affected.

Long-Term Impact

The distribution of earthquake-resistant housing standards and retrofitting buildings that are in regions prone to disaster.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


Architecture for Humanity

Organization Information

Architecture for Humanity

Location: San Francisco, CA - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Architecture for Humanity
Project Leader:
Cameron Sinclair
Co-Founder and Executive Director
Bozeman, Montana United States

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