shelter for honduras
jack melvin aia . architect . sams missionary
Santa Maria de los Angeles.
A housing project located near Tegucigalpa, providing 120 units of housing.  Included in the project is a chapel, a meeting house and a clinic. Each house has 55 square meters (600 sf) of space for a family of five.  The monthly mortgage payment is  $125.00 per month. (Minimum wage in Honduras is $250.00 per month.)




The Typical House.  
Each house is small, but efficient. The typical home has a sizeable bedroom for the parents and one for the children.  The kitchen and dining room are the common area for the whole family.