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UK university to build low-cost, eco-friendly housing in Mongolia PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 27 July 2007
Professor Demetrios Djialli A Welsh university is planning to build low-cost, futuristic housing for families living near Ulaanbaatar. 

Sponsored by the University of Glamorgan’s Centre for Engineering Research and Environmental Applications, plans are underway to build domed shaped housing which is both low-cost and environmentally friendly.  

As an added benefit, the homes are also described as “visually stunning.” 

Project head, Professor Demetrios Djialli, told the Western Mail, “These new housing developments will comprise of innovative, wooden dome structures which have been developed in Canada. 

“This wholly sustainable technology, which is designed to resist high seismic loads, provides speedy economic and highly sustainable housing solutions. 

“We will be working with this technology and constructing a plan for an infrastructure for the country. Our work is an excellent example of a Welsh Assembly Government accredited centre of excellence whose work is now reaching a global scale.” 

The domed houses are constructed of recycled waste timber. Plans call for using the design to also build hospitals, schools, libraries, hotels and other buildings. 

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