Container Housing Approved to Aid Haitians

Officials in the Dominican Republic have approved the creation of cities made of home built out of shipping containers -- part of efforts to aid earthquake-rattled Haiti.
March 8, 2010, 7am PST | Nate Berg
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The "Container Cities" are pat of a project by architect Richard Moreta and his firm Richard's Architecture + Design. Inhabitat takes a look at the proposal, which is to be built in the Dominican Republic.

"Unlike many of the other container projects, Moreta's utilizes a steel frame system with rubber rollers, which the containers are inserted into, allowing them to be easily stacked on a solid foundation. This system is also easily scalable, can respond quickly to the changing needs of the complex, and is lightweight and structurally sound against earthquakes."

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Published on Friday, February 26, 2010 in Inhabitat
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