The devastating situation in Haiti is a grim reminder of how the buildings we live in and around impact our lives in dramatic ways. Now that many of the poorly constructed homes have been destroyed in the areas affected by the quake, there exists an opportunity to get it right. I would hope that architects and perhaps even institutions like the Taliesin School of Architecture could help develop low-cost, well-built, well-designed and transportable shelters for the struggling people of this battered nation. If such a home could be developed, it could become a solution for other countries and people who need help. I would love to hear readers thoughts on the subject, feel free to leave comments below.
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