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RAPIDO Rapid Recovery Housing

This is a Project. It was designed by bcWORKSHOP and collaborator: Community Development Corporation of Brownsville, ARISE, La Unión Del Pueblo Entero, Texas A&M University and Texas Low Income Housing Information Service. It is dated 2013–15.

RAPIDO rethinks large-scale rapid housing delivery—especially in vulnerable, low-income neighborhoods—after natural disasters by reducing response time and costs and delivering higher-quality housing while supporting communities.A 400-square-foot core housing unit—containing a living area, kitchen, bathroom, and bedroom—is deployed on a family’s property and local teams help families negotiate the disaster-relief process, while architects and contractors collaborate with families to expand and customize the structure to meet each family’s needs in as few as 90 days at nearly half the typical cost of rehousing.

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This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition By the People: Designing a Better America.

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