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Vincent Callebaut's Coral Village For Haiti (PICTURES)

First Posted: 02/19/11 01:17 PM ET   Updated: 05/25/11 07:30 PM ET

From Inhabitat:

We've seen quite a few proposals for the reconstruction of Haiti and architect Vincent Callebaut has now unveiled his own contribution - a utopian eco village inspired by coral. Called Coral Reef, the plug-in building for 1,000 Haitian families would be built upon seismic piers off the coast of the mainland with prefabricated, modular units that fit into a wave-like matrix as needed. Each passive home would minimize energy usage and renewable energy sources would make the entire project carbon neutral.

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As Haiti marches onward towards reconstruction, Vincent Callebaut continues to pump out amazing concepts for utopian eco villages for Haitians. Inspired by the organic form of coral, Callebaut proposes Coral Reef, a plug-in matrix for 1,000 Haitian families. Built upon seismic piers off the coast of the mainland, the prefabricated, modular units can be fit into a wave-like matrix as space is needed. Each family would have a plot of land to grow their own food, and their passive home would minimize energy usage, while renewable energy sources would make the entire project carbon neutral.
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