Low Cost Housing, Cambodia
The house is a design for a sustainable dwelling prototype for Cambodia’s future. Sensitive to the tropical surroundings, the proposal enhances the local architectural vernacular by utilising renewable resources like clay, bamboo and palm leaves to provide natural temperature and humidity regulation. The house is suitable to a number of sites and conditions common to Cambodia including high flood risk areas. The cost per dwelling is US$2,000.
The organiser of the Cambodian dwelling prototype is Building Trust International. The charitable organisation assesses areas in need, finds sustainable, economical aid solutions and ultimately provides buildings and infrastructure. These core actions have blossomed into advocating and educating on the principles of socially aware design, providing an accessible resource on humanitarian design projects and providing a structure for the crossover of information between design professionals.