Ingenius Idea to Turn Earthquake Rubble into Building Materials

emergency home


An architect has found a way to build homes of those displaced by the recent Nepal earthquake, using the rubble from the buildings destroyed in the event to build new permanent dwellings (like in the picture above).

The Japanese architect Shigeru Ban spends alot of his time helping in disaster ridden areas and his latest projects are in Nepal.

The genious architect specialises in inexpensive, lightweight shelters made from paper. Ban has come up with a building technique using cardboard tubes as structural supports that last for a long time.

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