In an effort to design sustainable new housing prototypes for Haiti, architect Laurent Saint-Val unveiled a designed inspired by the traditional art of basketry by weaving natural plant fibres, including bamboo,  from the local habitat into a cocoon-shape structure.

Saint-Val compares the residential structure to the carving of a totem pole, noting the sacred correlation and explaining: “It’s an architecture that segments space and which translates well the transient character of these habitats.”

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