International Design Competition Winner
Greg Gordon Canaras with Wayne Norbeck & Jordan Rogove (DXA Studio) and joint collaboration with sustainability consultant Atelier 10 & Gace Consulting Engineers.
The Bois l'Etat House was one of five winning entries for the Kay e' Sante nan Ayiti competition for housing and health for people living with tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS. It was jointly sponsored by the International Aid organization ARCHIVE Institute and local Haitian Foundation FEBS, led by activist pioneer Esther Boucicault Stanislas.
The dwelling and community site plan proposed the utilization of local building materials and sustainable farming methods in order to promote healthy and dignified living. For the inhabitants of the site, a transformation was envisioned: A restoration from the stigma and struggle of illness, to the creation of a self sufficient environment, so that the population could gain confidence and become contributors to the marketplace and world beyond. Construction of the community is ongoing, pending further financial backing.
Perspective of house with rainwater collection
Overall Site Plan Concept "Prosperity"
Section through corridor and sleeping space
Section diagrams showing ventilation
Diagrams showing sunlight, rainwater and waste capture strategies
Structural assembly diagram
Model of Home
Model of Home