2011 haiti_utk publication

One to Another

A Downloadable Publication from the 2011 Haiti UTK Studio

 

WBIR Report of the Haiti Studio

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Welcome to the Haiti UTK site! The work on these pages reflects student engagement in design for both a school and housing for the community of Fonds des Bloncs, Haiti in collaboration with the Haiti Christian Development Fund. The project was initiated in the early fall of 2010 and subsequently a class of 19 students, in the spring of 2011, was given the responsibility of deisgning a secondary school. The school is under constuction. A new group of students is now hard at work developing new housing in Fonds des Blancs. The work of these students can be seen in the pages of this blog. Students of the class will be traveling to Haiti Februay 2-6 to collect addiional data. It is anticipated that this second phase of the project will be completed in late April with construction starting summer 2012. The work of the students is being guided by three primary faculty, John McRae, David Matthews, and Chris King, a local practictioner. The students during their exploration will engage a wide range of issues including context, culture, resources, climate and other outside factors not common to their expereince. 

Students: Cassidy Barnett, Aaron Brown, Sarah Heimermann, Mitzi Coker, Emily Corgan, Ben Cross, Peter Duke, Emily Fike, Sam Funari, Lauren Heile, Kendra McHaney, Lauren Metts, Morgan Oiler, Bernice Paez, Forrest Reynolds, Emily Ryan, James Sawyer, Zachary Smith, Robert Thew, Cory Wikerson Faculty: John McRae, Chris King, David Matthews

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Special Thanks!

The Haiti Studio for spring 2012 is being supported by HaitiServe foundation based in Knoxville Tennessee, that is focused on outreach and engagement in improving conditions in Haiti. 

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Monday
May072012

Studio Work: Caleb House_Team 05

The Caleb House provides housing for men with aspiring leadership roles within their community.  As such, a group of men live communally together while their education continues.  Like the teachers’ house, the Caleb house it is meant to provide housing for 6-8 men who will live as roommates.

                The planning studies conducted for communal men’s living expressed that an emphasis should be placed upon the learning/study space that was a requirement of the home’s program.  As such, our group determined that this space would be the central node from which the rest of the home would revolve.  The public space is separated from the private bedrooms and bathroom by both the learning space and a porch.  We recognized that these spaces work exceptionally well as transition spaces in our planning studies.

                The roofs shed the water to the periphery of the home where they can be gathered into holding tanks for use in irrigation.  The whole house gathers in the center which lends itself to the idea that the core of the home is the most used and important space.  Indeed this study space is emphasized by additionally heightened ceiling and a peripheral ring of vent block fenestration.

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Reader Comments (1)

Such a big house to build but looks nice. Seeing the plan makes me feel the excitement how will it turn to real.

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