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Vietnamese architect comes up with easy-to-erect dwelling for poor

These prefab structures are iterations of a prototype that Vo Trong Nghia has been honing since about 2013

Builders constructing the frame of an "S House" in Hanoi. Mr Nghia plans to mass-manufacture the design for people in slums, remote areas or refugee camps for the starting price of US$1,500.

Ba VI, Vietnam

JUST below a hilltop pagoda, steel frames the size of two-car garages were popping up on a bluff that overlooked a valley of electric-green rice paddies.

They were prefabricated homes designed by Vietnamese architect Vo Trong Nghia, and the construction team said it...

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