Homes for Haiti: Photos from the Building Back Better Communities Project

Maurice Monette's model home features walls made of foam panels that slide into posts and beams of aluminum, allowing the structure to shift and move in case of an earthquake

Maurice Monette’s model home features walls made of foam panels that slide into posts and beams of aluminum, allowing the structure to shift and move in case of an earthquake.

Photograph by: Phil Carpenter, The Gazette

Channa Perera of Veerhuis Voda a participates in the Expo for the Building Back Better Communities (BBBC) Housing Project, a government of Haiti program to find solutions to the rehousing of displaced Haitians as a result of the January 2010 earthquake in Port-au-Prince.

Channa Perera of Veerhuis Voda a participates in the Expo for the Building Back Better Communities (BBBC) Housing Project, a government of Haiti program to find solutions to the rehousing of displaced Haitians as a result of the January 2010 earthquake in Port-au-Prince.

Photograph by: Natasha Fillion, THE GAZETTE

Benton Irwin (left), project engineer at Greenwood Restoration, at the Expo for the Building Back Better Communities (BBBC) Housing Project, a government of Haiti program to find solutions to the rehousing of displaced Haitians as a result of the January 2010 earthquake in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, June 14, 2011.

Benton Irwin (left), project engineer at Greenwood Restoration, at the Expo for the Building Back Better Communities (BBBC) Housing Project, a government of Haiti program to find solutions to the rehousing of displaced Haitians as a result of the January 2010 earthquake in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, June 14, 2011.

Photograph by: Natasha Fillion, THE GAZETTE

This house, designed by Gaudi Architecture of Haiti, was built in typical Haitian style with an open kitchen and walled-in courtyard.

This house, designed by Gaudi Architecture of Haiti, was built in typical Haitian style with an open kitchen and walled-in courtyard.

Photograph by: Natasha Fillion, The Gazette

Read more about the styles of the houses here:

http://www.montrealgazette.com/Homes+Haiti+Green+House/5066606/story.html#ixzz1Rfk5CSza

http://www.montrealgazette.com/Homes+Haiti+Foam+House/5066346/story.html#ixzz1RfjNoBIQ

http://www.montrealgazette.com/Homes+Haiti+Human/5065208/story.html#ixzz1RfieHfCh

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