Jordan Goldstein   Thabo Lenneiye   Sarah Rottenberg   Marisol Champoonote DeRosa   Patrick Brandon   Kim Centrone   Eric DeFeo   Kristen Fox   Carolina Garzon   Kenneth Liew   Paul Myers   Punnin Sukkasem   Ing Yolwaree   

A unique collaboration between Gensler, Di Design (Thailand), GDiD (Thailand) + University of Pennsylvania Integrated Product Design students + University of Maryland Architecture graduate students + Chulalongkorn University students (Thailand) + Thammasat University students (Thailand). We are united to develop an ecologically and socially conscious low-income housing solution for the slums of Bangkok.
About our trip…

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Number 1033014

— 11 months ago

Our promotional video.  

Watch this space the book will be available soon!

— 1 year ago
#lenneiye  #building on community  #video 
Plastic Formwork System from Moladi
The plastic formwork kits can each be reused to cast fifty homes, after which the plastic is recycled into household consumer products such as toilet seats. The result is a house that can both withstand natural disasters and provide thermal insulation and moisture resistance. Moreover, it leads to local job creation without compromising quality or integrity. The Plastic Formwork System has been used in housing projects throughout South Africa, and the company has established branches in thirteen countries, including Namibia, Mozambique, and Mexico.

Plastic Formwork System from Moladi

The plastic formwork kits can each be reused to cast fifty homes, after which the plastic is recycled into household consumer products such as toilet seats. The result is a house that can both withstand natural disasters and provide thermal insulation and moisture resistance. Moreover, it leads to local job creation without compromising quality or integrity. The Plastic Formwork System has been used in housing projects throughout South Africa, and the company has established branches in thirteen countries, including Namibia, Mozambique, and Mexico.

— 1 year ago
#moladi  #plastic formwork  #Design with the other 90% cities 
The FLOAT house

Float House is potentially an answer to both issues of sustainability and low-cost housing.

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#sustainability  #house  #morphosis  #float house 
Hanging on for better times in Bangkok's Klong Toey slum →

A Swedish expat’s idea to keep clothes from slipping off hangers is now helping the city’s poor

— 1 year ago
#Kenneth Liew  #income generation 
MIT architects have produced the first prototype “Pinwheel House” in an effort to see if low-cost homes can be constructed for $1,000, total.
Pinwheel House is modular dwelling consisting of two natural materials, earth block and bamboo, that can be easily assembled via interlocking rectangular room units that surround a central courtyard space.

MIT architects have produced the first prototype “Pinwheel House” in an effort to see if low-cost homes can be constructed for $1,000, total.

Pinwheel House is modular dwelling consisting of two natural materials, earth block and bamboo, that can be easily assembled via interlocking rectangular room units that surround a central courtyard space.

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#precedent  #Kenneth Liew  #housing aggregation 

My classmate from Cornell, Ben Uyeda who founded FreeGreen.com has made this awesome video on how to create your own homemade herb garden.  Easy and using existing materials! 

(Source: vimeo.com)

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#Marisol Champoonote DeRosa  #FreeGreen.com  #Ben Uyeda  #Garden  #Herb 
Wood That Reaches New Heights →

Cross-laminated timber, a sort of supersize plywood, is already popular in Europe in ever-taller buildings that can be a cheaper and environmentally friendly alternative to traditional buildings.

— 2 years ago
#Marisol Champoonote DeRosa  #Wood 

From TYIN Architects project in rural Thailand:

http://www.tyinarchitects.com/projects/soe-ker-tie-house/

— 2 years ago