Agora Architects Created a Bamboo Structure to Help Fleeing Burmese

By: Alyson Wyers - Oct 2, 2014
References: agora-architects & dezeen
This bamboo structure was conceived to provide shelter for Burmese refugees in Thailand. Architecture firm Agora Architects designed the Temporary Dormitories in the Thai village of Mai Sot near the Burma border.

Made out of teak and bamboo, the housing was part of a pro-bono project to help those fleeing the southeast Asian country, which has been caught in a civil war since the 1940s. The low-cost bamboo structure is easy to assemble, meaning the design can be replicated to provide accommodations for 800 immigrants currently at the CDC School. Built out of as many recyclable materials as possible, the residences address a lack of space and an immediate need.

So far five dormitories have been built. Each area is 75 square meters and holds enough space for 25 people.