Houses For Haiti
  • The concept is earthquake and hurricane-resistant homes for Haiti.
  • The building blocks are recycled High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) recovered from the ocean.
  • They are connected in a versatile architechural system with plywood decks.
  • High Density Polyethylene is strong, light in weight, and non-toxic.
  • The blocks are more durable than concrete cinder blocks without the crush danger.
  • A pin interconnection system provides quick and secure assembly.
  • The blocks are made on site and optimized for durability.
  • The only tool required for assembly is a mallet.
  • Colors are exaggerated for clarity.
  • Pastel and earth tones to the liking of the occupants would be used.

The Basic Concept

Heat Reflection

Interconnect Scheme

National Colors

Foundation Assembly

Arch Doorways for EQ

3 Bay Window Placement

Floor Plan

Crawl Space and Decking

Basic HDPE Quad

Basic HDPE Block

Lighter than Concrete

Rapid Pin Assembly

Floor plan

Lighting Geometry

Preliminary Cost Estimate
L. Van Warren - Last Rev. May 2018