Development of construction technique for temporary housing of disaster with shell structural unit by making use of plaster skill: Outline and experiments in scale model of building

Yuki Ozawa, Kiwamu Yanagisawa, Yuji Ishizuka, Naohiko Yamamoto, Kazuya Morita, Kazuhiro Hirao

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After a disaster, it is needed to provide large amount of temporary houses promptly for people who lose their own houses. In this paper, a housing construction technique that is suitable for Japanese historical surroundings is proposed. It is making use of the Japanese traditional plaster technique inherited for hundreds years. And the frame of this system is the shell structure that is one of the most efficient structural system, therefore, it can be build with very little amount of material.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7-12
Number of pages6
JournalAIJ Journal of Technology and Design
Issue number27
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Jun 1



  • Plasterskill
  • Pneumaticmold
  • Shell structure
  • Traditional design

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Architecture
  • Building and Construction

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