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Kristabel commented on Rain Turbine

Your idea inspired a concept I posted (https://challenges.openideo.com/challenge/urban-resilience/ideas/ikea-for-slums-educate-with-lego-style-diy-housing) about working with companies like IKEA to create lego-style DIY housing that can have components that is useful for the household to be put together to customise a suitable home for the family.

Since you have professional experience in architectural design, I'm wondering what's your take about the concept? I thought it is a viable concept because I saw IKEA came up with a DIY house for $86k (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2108775/Ikea-launches-80-000-flat-pack-DIY-house.html). Since there is no need for such a big house for slums, can it be designed for a lower price? And if yes, do you think it can be designed that future add-ons, like your design, can be easily integrated? (Imagine the modular phone https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQqudiUdGuo - but a modular house instead)

Wonder what is your view about it?

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Kristabel commented on Build the Builders

Maybe this will also give them the skill sets to be employed in the constructions or similar industries and get out of slums!

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Kristabel commented on Rain Turbine

I really love the idea of the collection of rainwater and filtering it as the water gets collected. I think it is definitely one element that should be designed into the slums. It will be interesting to see how it can be designed as something that can be added-on to existing slum housings which are usually in a very cramp area, and also into new "slum housing".