A human, at last!

A 28-year-old Indian architect has been named “Young Leader of Tomorrow” by Time magazine for his pioneering work in designing affordable flood-proof houses for slum dwellers.

Time said Shetty is “building hope in India” as an architect who is “finding simple solutions to complex problems.”

He designed flood-proof houses, costing $300, out of discarded scaffolding, bamboo and wood. The houses are affordable and easy to set up as it takes only four hours to erect and dismantle them.

Shetty is seeking government subsidies to bring the price down further for those who cannot afford the units.

We appreciate Alok’s efforts and initiatives and we hope it will be taken into consideration by our government.

Shreshtha Chakraborty

Courtesy: FirstPost and The Logical Indian

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