New construction of housing for vulnerable children, employees and staff
Completion: 2006 - unbuilt
More than simply a place to sleep, the mission of Hope for the Children of Haiti (HFC) is to create a loving home, where the children can learn family values and have sibling companionship. The architecture for the homes is predicated on creating family units of 8-12 children with a home mother. Each house will be constructed using local stones for reinforced masonry construction, which help to keep interior spaces cool in Haiti’s tropic climate. Reinforced concrete will also be used in combination with recycled corrugated metal formwork to create unique textures. Hurricane shutters are conceived as colorful animate objects, which allow the children and parents to change configuration to take advantage of ample breezes, or create a protected interior environment in the rainy seasons.