Annie Werbler
Jun 18, 2010

We've tried to publicize legitimate Haiti relief efforts whenever possible, and many months after the earthquake disaster occurred, the nation needs your continued support more than ever. A project called HaitiSOFTHOUSE uses good design as a source of aid.

Led by a distinguished team of architects, engineers, and designers, SOFTHOUSE creates durable modular housing units that can be erected quickly and configured in different ways for varying purposes. The design of an individual cell has many impressive features, such as tropical weather resistance, ventilation, and the ability to be easily combined to form larger spaces. A steel frame anchors each unit and can withstand the worst weather scenarios.

A prototype community is being built this month in a town called Jacmel. Once the discovery process is complete, the focus of the project will shift toward helping disaster-stricken places fabricate these reliable shelters using local labor and materials.

Please help by visiting this site.

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