The project aimed at developing realistic design proposals for emergency response shelters in India. It sought to explore the role of an architect in a situation where the 3 paradigms- user, site and climate- were varied, in which case designs need to be more adaptable and flexible. The solutions seek to explore the possibilities of mechanism, form and material and most importantly that of relation. relation to people, to place, to region and to situation. These ‘homes’ however temporary, need to be able to build a relation with their users and with their surroundings.