Adaptive Prototypes for Sustainable Recovery

In Winter 2005, Landscape Architecture students at University of Washington developed a set of prototypical designs to envision a long-term, community-based recovery and rebuilding process focusing on conditions in Aceh. Individually tailored to address a set of issues and conditions, these prototype designs are meant to enable local communities to take actions and to be adapted to address specific needs on the ground. Together, each design can also support each other to address diverse needs in the communities and the interrelated nature of the recovery and rebuilding efforts. We welcome local communities and aid organizations to adapt and improvise these designs. We also welcome your feedback to improve upon the projects. Please click on the images below to download the pamphlets and contact us if you have any suggestions or feedback.

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Enabling Framework for Community Rebuilding A framework that guides people through a community-centered rebuilding process Sarah Durkee, Travis Scrivner, Kara Weaver [3.9 mb]

Rainwater Harvesting – Rainwater harvesting can be an essential component of everyday life due to the contamination and destruction of water supplies by natural disasters Vince Nguyen [2.8 mb]
SeKarang! Save the Coral Reef! – Three prototypical designs looking at different ways of combating activities that are destroying coral reefs Devin Golob [1.0 mb] Community Agroforestry – Integrating sustainable forestry and agricultural practices to support local means of livelihood Grace Li & Jenn Low [4.1 mb]
Shoreline Strategy: Reconcile with Nature – Restoring shoreline ecosystems and reestablishing coastal communities Xin Jin [1.8 mb] Home Gardens – Traditional gardening practices to create home gardens that are vibrant, rich, and filled with a diverse mixture of plants that provide food, animal habitat and enrich the soil Darby Ringer
Sustainable Aquaculture – A shoreline rehabilitation strategy integrating aquaculture with mangrove forests to create a diverse local economy while reestablishing coastline habitat Allisa Carlson & Erin Jacobs [1.1 mb] Sea Grass Production – Examining the economic opportunities of sea grass farming on fields damaged by sea water from tsunami on the coast of Aceh Tera Tarbet [3.1 mb]
Salvaged Sites: Everyday Memorials – Rebuilding salvaged sites with debris through a phased system, centered around surviving mosques Sandra Buitron-Delgado [2.0 mb] Common Ground – Promoting peace by turning common resources into community opportunities Ryan Storkman [3.0 mb]
Adaptive Rebuilding: Creating Homes and Communities from Emergency Settlements – Transforming temporary emergency housing established by relief efforts into sustainable, environmentally- and culturally-appropriate communities Erika Matthias [10.4 mb] Child Survivor: Relief + Recovery + Care + Growth – Fostering re-growth of vital communal/familial connections through community centered design, emphasizing interaction through shared open space, agricultural space and neighborhood mosque Brenda Snyder [2.5 mb]
Builder’s Resource Guide – A guide designed to maximize the amount of relief aid given by exploring sustainable, alternative building technologies while looking at traditional building methods and customs Krystal Lowber [2.1 mb]    

Special thanks to Mia Siscawati, Dan Abramson, Bob Freitag, John Koppe, Rachel Minnery, Jayde Lin Roberts, Sandy Tudhope, Meriwether Wilson and Gail Wong for their invaluable feedbacks and assistance in the research and production of this work.