Building Back Better Communities, Haïti, Port-au-Prince
The structural design for the house consist of a low-cost pre-engineered structural steel system. We have opted for this solution given the open-source nature of these products (many possible suppliers), their standardized and pre-engineered qualities that can warrant code compliance, their documented seismic performance and structural capacity, and their ease of assembly. The facade system is non-load-bearing and can be manufactured from many different durable materials.
back mcmaster architecten . ism UGent . prof. Steven Van Dessel . 2011