Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Concept Coral-Inspired Carbon Neutral Eco Village for Haiti

As Haiti marches onward towards reconstruction, Vincent Callebaut has been pumping 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. The village’s striking design is almost as amazing as the concept and plans that will go into sustaining it.

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