Nepal House


In order to respond to the earthquake which struck Nepal on April 25th, Voluntary Architects’ Network (VAN) and Shigeru Ban Architects supported the victims with a shelter, housing and other community facilities. This system can be assembled by connecting modular wooden frames (90cm x 210cm) and infilling with rubble bricks. This simple construction method enables anyone to assemble the wooden frames very quickly and if a roof is secured on top, people can immediately begin to inhabit the shelters. Afterwards, people can stack the rubble bricks inside the wooden frames and slowly complete the construction themselves.