courtesy of Wallpaper
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London's Royal Institute of British Architects' new exhibition "Creation from Disaster" focuses on ten projects that responded quickly to various natural disasters.

The exhibition spans from the 17th century to the 21st, and features projects from almost every continent, except Antarctica. The show opens with Sir Christopher Wren's plans to rebuild London after the Great Fire of 1666, then weaves through the 18th century Lisbon earthquake, the Great Chicago Fire in the 19th century, the 20th century Skopje earthquake. Present day projects include the flood–resilient Dayra Kahn’s women's center in Pakistan, Hoboken, N.J.'s cleanup plan after Hurricane Sandy in 2012, and Pritzker Prize winner Alejandro Aravena’s Chilean project that assisted communities devastated from this year's tsunami.

"Creation from Catastrophe," is comprised of drawings, photographs, films and models of, and was designed by London firm Aberrant Architecture. The pieces are displayed on a raised platform made with natural raw cork to resemble a topographic map.

See more about the project on Wallpaper.

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