للكاتبين S.H.R. Eslimy-Isfahany1 and G. Pegels2
1School of the Environment, University of Brighton, Brighton , UK
2Bergische Universität Wuppertal, Pauluskirchstr, Germany
The project idea aims at two main burdens of developing countries: Shortage of adequate housing
and lack of jobs. Historic experience based on the housing program in Germany after World
War II proves the feasibility of the project idea. To build housing for millions of families in destroyed
Germany was financially supported by a governmental program. Above all by this program
the German housing problem gradually was solved.
A million of jobless people got new jobs in the emerging building industry as well as in the adjacent
industries for construction equipment and engineering works. This was one of the roots of
the German Economic Miracle called “Wirtschaftswunder” paving the way to a peaceful future
with quality of life and eradication of poverty. The authors are supervising an international team
of PhD applicants for this project to give a similar chance to developing countries.
An individual system for housing is proposed based on visible light-weight steel members and a
most simple base isolation to make low-rise buildings affordable as well as earthquake-safe.