Haiti's Gingerbread Houses

Haiti's Gingerbread Houses
William Daniels / Panos for TIME

Sturdy As They Come
The houses, some almost 100 years old, stand strong, if a bit run-down. Despite the advanced age of the gingerbread houses, very few collapsed under the lateral forces of the January earthquake, unlike most of the newer reinforced concrete structures that dotted Haiti. This has led reconstruction planners to consider adapting this old architectural movement for modern purposes.

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