Sunday, July 4, 2010

RHC construction process - on-site training for the community

Construction began in April 2010 and has been an amazing process. A University of Cincinnati Graduate Architecture Student has been the on-site project director in collaboration with our local partners from SHED Foundation. They have been working around the clock to develop a building that is constructable using no power tools, all local materials and skills and could be built by anyone in the community. Yet, this building will be resistant against earthquakes and other natural occurrences in the region. It will utilize natural ventilation and daylighting to create a comfortable interior and it will be the first building of a health center for a community that presently has no access to health care.

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