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Building Trust International Constructs Sustainable Housing in Cambodia

Building Trust International Constructs Sustainable Housing in Cambodia
Building Trust International Constructs Sustainable Housing in Cambodia, Courtyard House render. Image Courtesy of Building Trust International
Courtyard House render. Image Courtesy of Building Trust International

Building Trust International, in collaboration with Habitat for Humanity and Karuna Cambodia, has realized three winning designs from the 2013 Future of Sustainable Housing in Cambodia competition.

Built on the outskirts of Phnom Penh, the constructed designs sought to provide impoverished Cambodians with new options for safe and secure homes under $2000 that are capable of withstanding flood and able to be expanded in phases. 

Check out the three completed designs, after the break...

Though local building materials and expertise were imperative during the construction process, the designs provided labors with new building skills and introduced sustainable material options, such as smart board, timber, bamboo and palm. These materials will now be monitored by the Building Trust International to record their durability and performance in the region.

WET/DRY house / Mary Ann Jackson, Ralph Green, Muhammad Kamil and Nick Shearman (Australia) 

WET/DRY house . Image Courtesy of Building Trust International
WET/DRY house . Image Courtesy of Building Trust International
WET/DRY house . Image Courtesy of Building Trust International
WET/DRY house . Image Courtesy of Building Trust International

Courtyard House / Jess Lumley & Alexander Koller (UK)

Courtyard House . Image Courtesy of Building Trust International
Courtyard House . Image Courtesy of Building Trust International
Courtyard House bamboo windows. Image Courtesy of Building Trust International
Courtyard House bamboo windows. Image Courtesy of Building Trust International
Courtyard House bedroom. Image Courtesy of Building Trust International
Courtyard House bedroom. Image Courtesy of Building Trust International

Open Embrace / Keith Greenwald and Lisa Ekle (USA)

Open Embrace . Image Courtesy of Building Trust International
Open Embrace . Image Courtesy of Building Trust International
Open Embrace . Image Courtesy of Building Trust International
Open Embrace . Image Courtesy of Building Trust International


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Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. "Building Trust International Constructs Sustainable Housing in Cambodia" 18 Apr 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/498185/building-trust-international-constructs-sustainable-housing-in-cambodia/> ISSN 0719-8884

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