POST EARTHQUAKE OPEN SOURCE DOCUMENTS
Nepal witnessed an earthquake which caused widespread damage of lives, properties and economy of the whole nation on 24/04/2014.
We are releasing an open source manual to build transitional classroom using local/salvaged materials.This is part of our initiative to promote Owner Driven Reconstruction, which are flexible, diverse and individualistic.
We are releasing an open source manual to build transitional shelter using local/salvaged materials.This is part of our initiative to promote Owner Driven Reconstruction, which are flexible, diverse and individualistic.
The work in Janakpur had stalled for various political reasons, one being kidnapping of our overseer. Well! That all seem pretty normal these days.
In July 2012, the Canadian Federal Department of Environment awarded INBAR a new project working with communities in Ethiopia and Nepal
Naomi Saville and Narayan Acharya had always wanted to build an earth house. They had visited Auroville many years ago and were impressed by the interlocking compressed earth block.
Hemendra Bohora, an environmental engineer by training, is the first person to attempt to build a rammed earth house in Kathmandu.
Bamboo is found in abundance in the mid-eastern regions of Nepal. Unlike the other parts of the country where bamboo are only grown in degraded lands,
Background: In Nepal, it is still a harsh reality, that many villages do not have an access to roads. Among other things, the inaccessibility makes it particularly difficult to build schools,
When people analyze vernacular architecture there is a tendency either to dismiss them outright for their ‘primitiveness’ or to romanticize the natives for the ‘improvisation’ of local materials