Improved temporary housing solutions for migrant settlements via energy efficiency measures
The typical house occupied by a low income urban migrant is made out of a tarpaulin sheet fitted on top of a framework of casuarina/ bamboo poles. It usually leaves no channels for ventilation and lighting except a small opening for a door. Combined with firewood cooking, this creates an unhygienic, unhealthy living environment, as well as an inefficient of space. The Housing for Urban Migrants project aims to develop various housing solutions for low income migrants that can elevate their quality of life by improving the efficiency of their built environment, while reducing their dependency on artificial sources of energy for lighting and ventilation.