Many architects and humanitarian workers have addressed the issue of shelter. They strive to create lightweight structures that take up little space, and are easy to carry and mount. These new homes need to be safe and sustainable because migrants can live for a long period of time in these places. This is a real architectural challenge that many have brilliantly met. I wanted to emphasize this part of the work of an architect, to make so that the human being feels safe in this new reality.
My research started with the movement and book, “Design like you give has damn: architectural responses to humanitarian crises.” In this unique artist book, I present nine real projects notated by qr-code. All my constructions are made with postcards. Each house is a little damage because despite brilliant conceptions, living conditions are difficult. By raising each refuge, you will meet a migrant, with name, country of origin and age. The height of the stack is a representation of their history.
|Title||Everyone needs a home|
|Place of Publication||Montreal, Canada|
|Printing/ Reproduction Process||Laser printed qr-code|
|Book Structure/ Binding Method||Small models on an open book|
|Medium/ Materials||Old book, various book pages, Tyvek, papyrus paper, velum, ink, pencils, thread|
|Paper Stock||Strathmore Watercolour Post Cards|
|Dimensions (WxH) or (WxHxD)||18 x 11 x 2.75 inches closed.|
|Signed and Numbered?||Signed by the artist|