Sustainable.TO

Concepts developed for Cambodia impact design in Canada

THE GLOBE AND MAIL

June 13, 2013

DAVE LEBLANC
Special to The Globe and Mail
Published Thursday, Jun. 13 2013

Got $1,800?

Sustainable.TO can build you a house.

Throw in another $650 and they’ll add a nice walkway leading to a separate bedroom wing.

The only requirements: a love of bamboo, monsoons and the ability to move to Cambodia.

Recently shortlisted as one of 10 finalists in Building Trust International’s “Cambodian Sustainable Housing” competition that sought affordable, adaptable, flood-resistant housing for low-income residents of Phom Penh, architect Paul Dowsett and Nicholas Discenza led the rest of Toronto’s Sustainable.TO in creating “PHASEhouse,” a striking brick and bamboo home that can be built in phases as homeowners secure funds.