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Emergency Architecture

By May 21, 2009

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One year after the Wenchuan Earthquake killed thousands in the Sichuan Province, an exhibition on "Emergency Architecture" is on display at the National Art Museum of China in Beijing. More than 20 architects from around the world contributed 16 designs related to helping people survive natural disasters and epidemics.

Included are:

  • a bamboo shelter that adjusts to wind direction
  • a tent shaped like an upside-down pyramid that collects rain water
  • a shell-like shelter made of paper
The exhibit, titled Crossing: Dialogues with Emergency Architecture, continues through May 24, 2009.

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