Houses For Haiti

  • The concept is earthquake and hurricane-resistant homes for Haiti.
  • The building material is HDPE connected in a versatile architechural system with plywood decks.
  • High Density Polyethylene is strong, recyclable and non-toxic, mined from ocean rafts.
  • The blocks are more durable as concrete cinder blocks at a fraction of the weight.
  • The pin interconnection system can tolerate enormous forces without structural failure.
  • When failure does occur, it does so gracefully.
  • The blocks are optimized for light weight, high strength and durability.
  • The only tool required for assembly is a mallet.
  • Colors are exaggerated for clarity. More pastel and earth tones would likely be used.


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 Rev. May 2018