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The storm-strengthening techniques for Phase 3 House

Designed in partnership with University of San Carlos, our Phase 3 storm-strengthened houses are comprised of selective construction components and techniques which all lend a hand to the integral quality of these typhoon -resistant structures.

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Metal strapping connects the purlings to the trusses and is also woven into all key structural joints on the house to prevent separation during strong winds.

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Slanted wall designs decrease the chance of wind catching under the over hang and potentially damaging roof, while cross-bracing protects the house from being pushed or pulled apart.

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The hand-poured foundations are set two feet deep in the soil with a foot wide “boot” designed to help anchor the house in extreme weather conditions while the raised upper living area provides sanctuary from possible flooding.

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These shelters also contain the ability to be unbolted from their foundations and transported to new ground in the event of re-location scenarios. Built from the heart with locally-sourced materials, our structurally sound homes are beautiful inside and out.

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