SNAP House. Temporary residential module for refugees in Europe

Andrea Rebecchi, Alessandro Mapelli, Marta Pirola, Stefano Capolongo


The refugees’ crisis results one of the most relevant social and medical issues in the international panorama. The Aim of the research is to develop a design project for a refugees’ temporary housing module, able to solving specific social, typological and functional needs in the context of anthropogenic emergencies in Europe. Starting from the study of the refugee crisis’ phenomenon, through a careful analysis of case studies and by identifying the main requirements of temporary dwellings for housing emergencies, the SNAP House project presents innovative solutions related to modularity, flexibility, adaptability to the different user’s needs and it is able to ensure hygiene of spaces and indoor well-being.


temporary architecture; social emergencies; hygiene requirements; indoor wellbeing; refugees

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