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RE:Build uses sand and gravel to make a better shelter

Re:Build can be used to build a wide variety of buildings
Re:Build can be used to build a wide variety of buildings
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The Re:Build project is the work of Pilosio Building Peace (the non-profit arm of Pilosio S.p.A, a construction and oil rig equipment manufacturer)
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The Re:Build project is the work of Pilosio Building Peace (the non-profit arm of Pilosio S.p.A, a construction and oil rig equipment manufacturer)
Former Architecture for Humanity boss Cameron Sinclair, and architect Pouya Khazaeli are also involved
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Former Architecture for Humanity boss Cameron Sinclair, and architect Pouya Khazaeli are also involved
The system is simple and comprises scaffolding tubes, which are are joined together to build a simple frame for whatever structure is required
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The system is simple and comprises scaffolding tubes, which are are joined together to build a simple frame for whatever structure is required
Fencing is added to hold gravel and sand
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Fencing is added to hold gravel and sand
According to the Re:Build team, a group of ten workers lacking any prior construction experience should be perfectly capable of assembling a 16 x 16 m (52 x 52 ft) structure in just a fortnight
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According to the Re:Build team, a group of ten workers lacking any prior construction experience should be perfectly capable of assembling a 16 x 16 m (52 x 52 ft) structure in just a fortnight
The floor is made from plywood panels
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The floor is made from plywood panels
So far, the project has resulted in two schools being built in the Za’atari refugee camp and the Queen Rania Park camp, both in Jordan
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So far, the project has resulted in two schools being built in the Za’atari refugee camp and the Queen Rania Park camp, both in Jordan
Each school cost €30,000 (roughly US$32,900), including all materials, transport, construction, labor and design and planning costs
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Each school cost €30,000 (roughly US$32,900), including all materials, transport, construction, labor and design and planning costs
The buildings even have a rudimentary rainwater catchment system installed
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The buildings even have a rudimentary rainwater catchment system installed
The Re:Build team is now working on a project to construct a school, market, a residential area, canteen and an information centre for another refugee camp in Somalia
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The Re:Build team is now working on a project to construct a school, market, a residential area, canteen and an information centre for another refugee camp in Somalia
The Re:Build project is the work of Pilosio Building Peace (the non-profit arm of Pilosio S.p.A, a construction and oil rig equipment manufacturer)
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The Re:Build project is the work of Pilosio Building Peace (the non-profit arm of Pilosio S.p.A, a construction and oil rig equipment manufacturer)
According to the Re:Build team, a group of 10 workers lacking any prior construction experience should be perfectly capable of assembling a 16 x 16 m (52 x 52 ft) structure in just a fortnight
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According to the Re:Build team, a group of 10 workers lacking any prior construction experience should be perfectly capable of assembling a 16 x 16 m (52 x 52 ft) structure in just a fortnight
The system is simple and comprises scaffolding tubes, which are are joined together to build a simple frame for whatever structure is required
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The system is simple and comprises scaffolding tubes, which are are joined together to build a simple frame for whatever structure is required
Former Architecture for Humanity boss Cameron Sinclair, and architect Pouya Khazaeli are also involved
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Former Architecture for Humanity boss Cameron Sinclair, and architect Pouya Khazaeli are also involved
Re:Build can be used to build a wide variety of buildings
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Re:Build can be used to build a wide variety of buildings
Fencing is added to hold gravel and sand
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Fencing is added to hold gravel and sand
The Re:Build project is the work of Pilosio Building Peace (the non profit arm of Pilosio S.p.A, a construction and oil rig equipment manufacturer)
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The Re:Build project is the work of Pilosio Building Peace (the non profit arm of Pilosio S.p.A, a construction and oil rig equipment manufacturer)
The system is simple and comprises scaffolding tubes, which are are joined together to build a simple frame for whatever structure is required
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The system is simple and comprises scaffolding tubes, which are are joined together to build a simple frame for whatever structure is required

Created to ease the plight of displaced refugees, Re:Build is a basic scaffold-based construction system that can be used to build a home, school, clinic, or whatever else is required. It makes use of readily-available onsite materials like sand, gravel, and earth, and enables the refugees themselves to construct the structures.

The Re:Build project involves Pilosio Building Peace (the non-profit arm of Pilosio S.p.A, a construction and oil rig equipment manufacturer), former Architecture for Humanity boss Cameron Sinclair, and architect Pouya Khazaeli.

The system is simple and comprises scaffolding tubes joined together to build a simple frame for whatever structure is required, with fencing added to hold gravel and sand. Scaffolding platforms are used as the roof, over which earth is piled to both improve insulation and eventually create a green roof, while walls are filled by simply adding whatever's available into the empty space – sand, gravel, or the like.

The floor is made from plywood panels, and the buildings even have a rudimentary rainwater catchment system installed.

The Re:Build team is now working on a project to construct a school, market, a residential area, canteen and an information centre for another refugee camp in Somalia
The Re:Build team is now working on a project to construct a school, market, a residential area, canteen and an information centre for another refugee camp in Somalia

According to the Re:Build team, a group of 10 workers lacking any prior construction experience should be perfectly capable of assembling a 16 x 16 m (52 x 52 ft) structure in just a fortnight, under the supervision of one Pilosio Building Peace technician.

The project has resulted in two schools being built in the Za’atari refugee camp and Queen Rania Park, both in Jordan. Each cost €30,000 (roughly US$32,900), including all materials, transport, construction, labor and design and planning costs. The Re:Build team is now working on a project to construct a school, market, a residential area, canteen and an information center for another refugee camp in Somalia.

Source: Pilosio Building Peace via Arch Daily

5 comments
Wombat56
Neat. You could probably spray the outside with plastic or stucco if you needed to make it completely waterproof.
Rui
Neat. This is my shade of greenbuilding. Anything used locally for waterproofing or insulation can be retool to apply the desired finish.
David Buzz
Do you know that a "40ft shipping container" ( 40x8x8ft, or ~18sqm of floor) costs around $2000US on the used market ( in my country) , and assuming you can't find any shipping depo's in your country to sell you any, you can ship a *full* one just about anywhere in the world for around $5000. You can make anywhere up to 260sqm of livable habitat ( localy sourced containers) - as the containers will never be sourced from the other side of the world, since it's stupid ) Your assembly time drops from 2 weeks, down to to "how long does it take a truck to drive from the nearest coastline to wherever I am" - which is less and 2 hours for as much as 99% of many populations. Eg, in Australia, 99% of the population live within 50km of the coastline. :-) I'm just saying. the scaffolding/dirt combo is cool and all, but theres much better/cheaper options. Alternatively, If the container/s are too outrageous for you, then maybe you want a hexayurt. http://hexayurt.com/
Germano Pecoraro
This project is fine to make the emergency shelters after a big disaster (earthquake, the flood, etc). The metal in the long term it does not adequately kept, because it will bend and above rusting. Then, as it insulates like a house against rain and humidity?
the.other.will
I wonder if this technique could be used to build permanent structures if provided with a binder suitable for the material used to fill the walls at a given location. Can plastic netting be substituted for the metal "chicken wire"?