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.”