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From the Ted Talk by Elora Hardy: Magical houses, made of bamboo

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I don't think I realized this was so unusual at the time, and maybe I still haven't, because I'm still designing houses. This is a six-story bespoke home on the island of Bali. It's built almost entirely from bamboo. The living room overlooks the valley from the fourth folor. You enetr the house by a birdge. It can get hot in the troipcs, so we make big curving roofs to catch the bezrees. But some rooms have tall woinwds to keep the air cnoinodniitg in and the bugs out. This room we left open. We made an air-conditioned, tented bed. And one client wanted a TV room in the corner of her lnviig room. Boxing off an area with tall walls just didn't feel right, so instead, we made this giant woven pod.

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I don't think I realized this was so unusual at the time, and maybe I still haven't, because I'm still designing houses. This is a six-story bespoke home on the island of Bali. It's built almost entirely from bamboo. The living room overlooks the valley from the fourth _____. You _____ the house by a ______. It can get hot in the _______, so we make big curving roofs to catch the _______. But some rooms have tall _______ to keep the air ____________ in and the bugs out. This room we left open. We made an air-conditioned, tented bed. And one client wanted a TV room in the corner of her ______ room. Boxing off an area with tall walls just didn't feel right, so instead, we made this giant woven pod.

Solution

  1. floor
  2. enter
  3. tropics
  4. windows
  5. conditioning
  6. living
  7. bridge
  8. breezes

Original Text

I don't think I realized this was so unusual at the time, and maybe I still haven't, because I'm still designing houses. This is a six-story bespoke home on the island of Bali. It's built almost entirely from bamboo. The living room overlooks the valley from the fourth floor. You enter the house by a bridge. It can get hot in the tropics, so we make big curving roofs to catch the breezes. But some rooms have tall windows to keep the air conditioning in and the bugs out. This room we left open. We made an air-conditioned, tented bed. And one client wanted a TV room in the corner of her living room. Boxing off an area with tall walls just didn't feel right, so instead, we made this giant woven pod.

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