Last April, a 7.8-magnitude earthquake ripped through Nepal, leading to a death toll of nearly 9,000 people in the country and displacing over 450,000. In an effort to provide emergency housing for victims, architect Shigeru Ban designed a series of low-cost structures out of cardboard tubes and rubble from destroyed buildings, providing the homeless with easy-to-assemble yet sturdy shelters. A model home from Ban’s Nepal Project is just one of the many objects on view at the Royal Institute of British Architects that illustrates how architects have rebuilt communities devastated from natural and human-induced disasters. From London’s Great Fire of 1666 to the Nepal earthquake, Creation from Catastrophe focuses on a number of the world’s most destructive events through our history, exploring the designs that emerged in their aftermath out of necessity, through architectural maquettes, drawings, photographs, and videos.
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