Team CSWarchitecture

Scenario 1: Haiti (Hot summers and mild winters)

This house was built in 2013 in Haiti, in the framework of a rehabilitation programme. Conceived for 4/5 person family house, it represents an effective model for post-disaster housing reconstruction and development projects. The CSW technology – Confined Stone Walls – is a smart, low tech and cost effective construction process for rural housing, inspired by vernacular stone wall architecture. The construction process is dry (no masonry required) and the wire mesh and cages can be manufactured on site, thus benefitting from local materials and limiting the need for imported materials (and their associated transport costs and environmental impact).

Team: Samanta Maria Lucrezia Tumbarello, Ludovic Jonard