The AAVS Ring of Fire was organized as a 10 days full-time design research workshop held at KEIO University Shanon-Fujisawa Campus

The workshop alternated the dynamics of computer-aided design with analogue techniques and physical exploration and prototyping for exploring new ideas of shelters. A number of lectures were held during the first stages of the workshop in order to create a sensible attitude toward post-disaster design.

With a strong focus on critical thinking, the diversity of ideas and explorations tested-out the relationship between the basic need of shelter with the opportunities that material resources and construction techniques provide for a new architectural response that can be both, culturally specicifc and globally adaptable at the same time. The workshop was developed as a handson programme in which participants were encourage to take position on particular tasks that suited his/her interest better.

A particular range of material resources, design processes and fabrication methods were explored, leading to the fabrication of a 1:1 physical structure constructed as a systemic/replicable response for sheltering multiple uses on post-natural-catastrophes events.