Developing Transformational Home in Post-Disaster Reconstruction: A Transformative Space Perspective

Shandraseharan, Archchana, Rathnasinghe, Akila, Sirimewan, Diani, Thurairajah, Niraj, Thayaparan, Menaha and Waidyasekara, Anuradha (2021) Developing Transformational Home in Post-Disaster Reconstruction: A Transformative Space Perspective. In: 12th International Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction Management, (ICSECM) 2021, 17-19 Dec 2021, Kandy, Sri Lanka. (Unpublished)

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Reconstruction is a highly valued task following any disaster. In most post-disaster recon-struction, housing schemes take precedence over other projects. In this context, the expec-tation is to provide the affected community with an environment that is either same or bet-ter than the pre-disaster condition. However, reaching a stage where the affected commu-nity will have a permanent housing solution that would help them to return to complete normalcy in terms of physical, economic and social conditions is still a challenge faced by the doners and the community. This paper attempts to establish the concept of ‘transfor-mational homes’ to ensure the transformation of temporary housing to permanent housing from the perception of production of space considering physical and social transforma-tional needs. A comprehensive literature study has been carried out to achieve the aim of the study. Initially, the theories applicable for post-disaster housing reconstruction such as the theory of the production of space, protection motivation theory and habitability framework have been discussed. Afterwards, a conceptual framework was developed to reflect the need for transformative space for post-disaster housing reconstruction, which enables the transformation of social and psychological aspects and the associated opera-tional and physical aspects based on the lived experience of the affected communities.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: post-disaster housing, Transformation, theory of production of space, protection motivation theory
Subjects: K900 Others in Architecture, Building and Planning
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Architecture and Built Environment
Depositing User: John Coen
Date Deposited: 07 Feb 2023 11:42
Last Modified: 07 Feb 2023 11:45

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