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Project Duration: 4 Days

Project Leaders: Harrison Marshall, Shibu Raman, Kurien Abraham


In January 2018, CAUKIN Studio ran a rapid design and build workshop in partnership with the Indian Institute of Architects (IIA) for students in India. The students were presented with a brief that aimed to generate ideas for construction techniques that could help with the Ockhi Cyclone long term disaster relief efforts. Over the course of just 4 days, a small structure was designed and fabricated that used a portal timber frame method to demonstrate a quick and easy way to rebuild what had been lost during the cyclone and flooding. The portal frame technique offers strong connection details and a replicable format for communities to utilise. As well as the primary structure, small groups of students explored the use of bamboo, cast concrete foundations and timber junctions through the making of 1.1 connection details.