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Statement of issue/problem . The main objective of this thesis is to examine the idea of transportable environments using low cost and efficient techniques. Materials and process inform design and vice-versa. New materials and forms have altered the inner and outer surface of the dwelling over the last few decades. In this case, materials like paper, plastic and bamboo and their constructive application will be explored and put to use in designing a prototype disaster relief shelter. Statement of significance of issue . The basis of investigation shall be drawn from the field of disaster relief, within which deployment of temporary and/or portable shelter in the aftermath of both non-routine and socially-embedded events can be framed. The agenda of any disaster relief program is clear---to develop through aid programs a certain level of self-confidence and self-sustenance to enable victims to recover. At the same time it should cater to shelter provisions that are culturally suitable, prepared for climate, expeditious, sustainable, accessible and environmentally friendly. Also, the issue of temporality needs to be addressed with regard to these unconventional structures, keeping in consideration the time span, occurrence of natural disasters, and the growing needs of the occupants. Method of inquiry . The thesis will explore and investigate the concept of transportable environments and study the usage and limitations of sustainable materials through the works of Sean Godsell, Shigeru Ban, Nadir Khalili, and prototype shelters by Global Village Shelter. Expected outcome . The thesis will focus on 'paper' as a construction material and its applications to the making of a temporary shelter. The final outcome would be a prototype shelter applying appropriate details and technique in its construction.