Development of construction technique for temporary housing of disaster with shell structural unit by making use of plaster skill: Construction of full-scale model and collapse experiments

Yuki Ozawa, Kiwamu Yanagisawa, Naohiko Yamamoto, Kazuya Morita, Chika Fukuda, 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 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 built with very little amount of material.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11-16
Number of pages6
JournalAIJ Journal of Technology and Design
Issue number35
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Dec 1



  • Collapse experiments
  • Plaster skill
  • Pneumatic mold
  • Shell structure
  • Temporary housing of disaster

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Architecture
  • Building and Construction

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