No Tech Magazine: The Sustainable Urban Dwelling Unit SUDU

via No Tech Magazine: The Sustainable Urban Dwelling Unit SUDU.

The Sustainable Urban Dwelling Unit SUDUSUDU 3The ‘Sustainable Urban Dwelling Unit’ SUDU in Ethiopia demonstrates that it is possible to construct multi-story buildings using only soil and stone. By combining timbrel vaults and compressed earth blocks, there is no need for steel, reinforced concrete or even wood to support floors, ceilings and roofs. The SUDU could be a game-changer for African cities, where population grows fast and building materials are scarce.

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