Haitian Fire House

OMNIA was contacted by a local charity which is providing relief for the people of Haiti who are still suffering from the effects of the massive earthquake which devastated their country.  This charity is scheduled to construct a firehouse to protect two fire trucks which were donated to them and they needed a design which could be readily sourced from standard materials and readily built without the benefits of heavy machinery and power tools.

We fell back on our college studio days where each project came with distinct limits with the ideal solution one that was as simple as possible. The resulting sloped shed with a lean-to annex is not without a degree of rough charm. It relies on three sloping spine frames for primary support and form. The dimensions are such that the entire perimeter can be sheathed by four foot sheets without resorting to a single cut.