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image: Low-cost house by Enrique Mora Alvarado built using ... by waryamaranth

Low-cost house by Enrique Mora Alvarado built using ...

More than 900 bamboo poles were used to construct this home, designed by architect Enrique Mora Alvarado for a site in a remote Ecuadorian rainforest (+ slideshow).   Casa Convento is situated on a plot surrounded by mountains, a small creek and a bamboo forest.   Recognising the importance of using local resources to reduce the cost of the project – and address the difficulty of moving materials in a location where roads are impassible in the wet season – Mora Alvarado...