The 2010 earthquake caused mass destruction and left much of the city in ruins, foundations and collapsed walls can be found everywhere. They tell us what the streets, houses and communitities were like. The remains and debris have been a major obstruction to the reconstruction efforts due to the need for removal and finding space to dispose of it.
It can be built incrementally, depending on what users can afford, from just building the roof to define pre-existing spaces below to a 70sqm house with a prototype that sits on top of existing walls and foundations with spaces created by defining the existing foundations with different levels of enclosure and height for different programmes using gabions and processed debris.
The Haiti project follows on from our work in Chanco and focuses more on preserving what is still left standing post-disaster.