Archinect - News 2014-12-22T16:28:57-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/102731630/garrison-architects-develops-post-disaster-housing-prototype-for-nyc-residents Garrison Architects develops post-disaster housing prototype for NYC residents Justine Testado 2014-06-25T21:15:00-04:00 >2014-07-01T23:10:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8l/8lrt8r5zasg5ghge.jpg" width="514" height="381" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/garrisonarchitects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Garrison Architects</a> adds to the pressing topic of 21st-century disaster resilience for dense urban cities with their modular post-disaster housing prototype. Developed for the New York City Office of Emergency Management, the project aims to provide New Yorkers not only with reliable and adaptable emergency shelter, but also to keep residents close to their communities and reduce the necessity of long-term displacement.</p><p>More details on the prototype's design below:</p><ul><li>"The aim is to create a blueprint for post-disaster housing by utilizing the latest construction technology in conjunction with stringent requirements for safety, sustainability, durability, and universal design.</li><li>The five multi-story modules [that Garrison Architects designed] are infinitely flexible: they can be deployed in vacant lots, private yards, or public spaces. When needed, the modules are trucked to a site, craned into place, and plugged into utilities.</li><li>With 1- and 3-bedroom configurations, every unit features a liv...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/69345971/flood-proof-loos Flood Proof Loos Jason Buchheit 2013-03-13T00:38:00-04:00 >2013-03-18T18:49:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/na/naat456mo39dlhmx.jpg" width="514" height="323" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>When Hurricane Sandy wiped out the lifeguard stations and public bathrooms on many of New York City&rsquo;s beaches, the city found itself in a bind. How could it rebuild these necessary facilities in time for the summer of 2013?</p></em><br /><br /><p> Loos on stilts, modular shiny boxes, what more could beach goers in NYC ask for?</p>