[FLINCH]: the first line in catastrophic hurricanes
In the fall of 2013, Typhoon Haiyan wreaked devastation in the central Philippines. Over 6,000 people perished because of this deadly hurricane. In a place where 2 out 5 citizens live on less than $2 a day, Filipinos are in dire need of an inexpensive, easy-to-build but durable home that can withstand excessive winds.

This structure is to be used in the Philippines where hurricanes and other strong winds destroy [the many] shanties and poor quality housing. The shelter gets its name from living creatures’ reaction to incoming pain. Similar to the way people and animals flinch, the shelter also prepares itself to incoming catastrophe by tensing and shifting to better equip itself for impact. This structure can be created using local, inexpensive materials such as bamboo and other plant materials to create a resilient shelter that many poor in the Philippines do not have but desperately need.

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