DSDR’s deployable structures are conceived and developed to meet the following key performance criteria :

  1. Can be assembled with minimal time, labour, training and tools
  2. Can be easily flat-packed and shipped
  3. Can be adapted to local terrain and climate conditions
  4. Can be dismantled and stored, or re-configured for change-of-use

Lessons learnt from the first deployment in response to the Bohol earthquake in December 2013 is to reduce the weight of the components for easy handling, and also to further simplify the assembly method, including safety risks of working from height.

DSDR views its shelter designs as work-in-progress, for which improvements are always possible and necessary.


  • Dwelling
  • Healthcare (Consulting Room, Operating Zoom, Delivery Room, Ward)
  • Schools
  • Dormitory
  • Office