No need for concrete, glass and steel. The Khasi tribe in Meghalaya state in north-eastern India have come up with an innovative means of building bridges that are in harmony with Nature.
This is sustainable architecture at its best.
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The Khasi tribe knows what is truly eco-sustainable living among Nature’s wonders. To them were taught valuable lessons in respecting Nature, caring for Nature and utilizing what’s (just) enough from Nature’s abundant resources for daily living. And no sly middlemen or expensive kang tau to deal with! Here, in rainy green horned culture where many glitzy development must rain with over-flowing profitable “Shui” (money), everything of heritage value is only fit for bulldozing annihilation! The bridge built by the Khasi tribe will last 500 years and keep growing stronger and steadier for the tribesmen’s daily usage. How long do you… Read more »
Truly awesome. And inspiring, in the best sense of the word.
We have a living bridge here, too. It’s that finger that reaches parts other fingers can’t reach: http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2011/10/4/nation/9627373&sec=nation
maybe penang botanic garden can engage them to set up bridges that blend with nature ????? culd be too costly because quota and incentives expected to the you know who lah
Only wish some of he rain can be brought to the dry last frontier!
How nice life will be down under!
One recalls, “Everything having too much is bad”…including sex and money……
Actually its more interesting from the standpoint of studying the economic benefits of a bridge and logistics. The value to be able to move when one wants to can be difficult to capture. You wonder why people pay so much for cars yet makes absolutely no financial sense? Its not necessarily about consumption..