This was the planned housing project for Daanbantayan launched last Jan. 9, 2014 by the French community in the Philippines. Of course, the plan didn’t go on “wishful thinking” as this was a project of the France-Philippines United Actions (FPUA), the organization responsible for this project. In fact, the project broke ground last Saturday, Jan. 25, 2013.
As to why the house is typhoon- and earthquake-resistant? Check out the house’s blue print below on their tarpaulin.
This is the place where FPUA planned to rebuild Daanbantayan, naming it the “French Village.”
Daanbantayan’s mayor briefed the media about the ground breaking ceremony.
Sound system was set up to hype the attendees.
The beneficiaries signed up for the event.
The necessary equipment was also prepared for the ground breaking.
They call it the Time Capsule.
Don Lee, chairman of the FPUA, said that the village cost $500,000, which will be ready in six months.
Don Lee (right)
The ceremony started with lighting the candle.
Led by the local parish priest.
Getting the gear on for the ground breaking.
Photo op of the team.
Mayor Augusto “Itok” Corro formally accepted the French Village to be built in his town.
Here is how the house design looks like in the French Village based on their tarpaulin.
The roof will be made of a thin concrete shell, courtesy of Lafarge, a French industrial company specializing in major architectural products.
The roof was specifically designed in order to resist the strong winds of typhoon and will stand if earthquake is to hit again. The houses will be done in cooperation with the Habitat for Humanity. Below is the blue print of the house.
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