David Sanders

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Name: David Sanders
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Title: Sustainable Urban Housing Competition Nominator

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A building method that uses glass bottles, earthen plaster and bamboo to construct small homes in Kathmandu, Nepal. A proven technique (photographs included) this labor-intensive, financially inexpensive urban development initiative creates jobs, gives intrinsic value to glass bottles and shredded paper in a part of the world where these are usually littered about, and provides structurally sound homes to those at the bottom of the pyramid. Additionally, the project harnesses the potential of those suffering (lepers, homeless, jobless), and includes them in them in the building process.