The Elephant Foot.
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Authors Architecture Sans Frontières
Location Haiti
Status Deployed
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The Elephant Foot in Haiti Communitere is a demonstration piece for a style of building that utilizes concrete, tires, and rebar to make earthquake resistant wall foundations. The Elephant Foot was created by Architecture Sans Frontières. Tires can absorb a lot of the movement and stress caused by earthquakes. When used as a building material they can make earthquake safe foundations, while at the same time upcyling a material that would otherwise be waste. Large shake table tests are needed to confirm the structural integrity of the Elephant Foot, but one wall was tested on the bed of a moving truck at Haiti Communitere, and it survived without damage.

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Keywords travel internships, alternative building, upcycling, upcycling gallery
SDG SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities
Authors Dominick Triola
License CC-BY-SA-3.0
Organizations Haiti Communitere
Language English (en)
Related 0 subpages, 6 pages link here
Impact 336 page views
Created September 15, 2014 by Dominick Triola
Modified January 29, 2024 by Felipe Schenone
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