Tsunami Box has had its first few reviews, in The Dominion Post (Wellington Daily Paper) on Saturday, and Salient (Victoria University Student Mag). I’m yet to read the Dompost one, (if anyone has a copy or bought the paper on Saturday in Wellington can they send me a copy?) but the Salient review makes the lovely concluding comments:
“Tsunami Box does well to break with tradition in order to provide an interesting, positive and insightful read with a fresh perspective on how an architect with a strong desire to make a difference might apply his skills to provide a low-cost solution to the noble cause of disaster relief housing.”
It should be noted too that this book is not just for architects and designer’s. Gerald has been writing for well over 30 years and this is something like his 6th published book, while the topic is about design in difficult circumstances, the lessons of inter-cultural difficulties and dealing with post-disaster situations are ones we should all be learning. Its a perfect example of how universal lessons can be drawn from specific examples.