When earthquakes hit, they can devastate entire cities. And rebuilding destroyed buildings costs a lot labour, time, and money.
Renowned architect Anupama Kundoo may have a solution — for homeowners, at least. The Indian architect, who is known for designing low-income buildings, has come up with a cheap, earthquake-resistant, easy-to-build home.
Kundoo tells Tech Insider that she has been commissioned to build 22 prototype homes in Auroville, India, and her firm, Anupama Kundoo, is crowdfunding to build more of the houses, called Full Fill Homes.
Much like Legos or Tetris, people can stack readymade plaster blocks to build the homes, which take just six days and $A6,396 each. The blocks can form different rooms in the house — from the kitchen to the bathroom.
Take a look.