130322_Project Statement

 

BAMBOO >> BUILDING >>> EDUCATION
TIMBER >> >>> REFORESTIATION

Sylvo-Cite is planned to be a time based urban morphology which provides the materials and skills to develop timber based systems to create a material infiltration of the current Haitian construction industry. A consequence of the new demand for timber is the reforestation of the area of Sylvo-Cite. In the short term Bamboo is the material which is used to create buildings which will enable those involved to learn new construction skills, in the long term, to create a sustained diverse ecology, new woods are planted create a vast spectrum of available materials to build architecture more resilient to the natural threats whose effects are made more deadly due to the Current lack of standard and heavy 21st Century concrete vernacular.

 

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