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.
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)
Courtyard House / Jess Lumley & Alexander Koller (UK)
Open Embrace / Keith Greenwald and Lisa Ekle (USA)