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A design project for Cambodia provides lessons for Canada

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Perspective rendering of Cambodia housing designed by Toronto architects Sustainable.TO, shortlisted as one of ten finalists in Building Trust International’s “Cambodian Sustainable Housing” competition that sought affordable, adaptable, flood-resistant housing for low-income residents of Phom Penh.


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Architects Paul Dowsett and Nicholas Discenza created “PHASEhouse,” a striking brick and bamboo home that can be built in phases as homeowners secure funds.


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The basic structure costs $1,800. Another $650 will add a walkway and separate bedroom wing.


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Bedroom detail.


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Understructure detail.


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