Sustainable Mediterranean Construction

Sustainable Mediterranean Construction



Pliny Fisk III, Brittany M. Faulkner


Refugee, Shelter, Green infrastructure, Design for disassembly, Shipping pallet.

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The Mediterranean corridor is experiencing the largest refugee migration in recent history. More than 35,000 people are in search of economic or political relief, and more are projected to arrive [1]. This migrant crisis poses unique issues that point to a need for a strategic and potentially largescale approach to provide shelter and resource independence. As the oldest sustainable architecture, planning, research and education organization in the U.S., Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems uses strategic alliances along with green manufacturing protocols to create healthy building practices. With international experience in such issues, yet with no presence in these particular areas of the world, we propose a daring experiment potentially at a grand scale. The approach consists of a multi-use sustainable building system, sPOD (provisional patent #62/607,232) that is part of a new concept for a repurposed shipping pallet. Engineering, manufacturing and distribution methods are embedded to develop strategic alliances throughout the chain of custody including an organic byproduct at end of life to enhance and rebuild soils. sPOD is calibrated to be useful in four disaster mitigation areas: 1) a fast, distributed delivery / manufacture based on rapidly renewable materials; 2) a sophisticated light weight modular high strength shelter system module that can be adapted from tent size structures to whole building complexes; 3) an equally diverse set of green infrastructure uses from paving, water collection and wastewater systems, intensive food production, and a variety of green energy support methods; and 4) an interior furniture system from chairs, tables, beds, and desks to room dividers. Each of these emanates from the disassembly / reuse process.


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