Arkitrek is looking for community-based and environmental organisations that are in need of professional design services; partners for whom nature conservation and responsible use of natural resources are key values.
conserving natural resources through design & education
The Arkitrek 2014 design/build will be in Kg. Meligan, Western Sabah, a community who are vested in protecting their heritage and environment. The design brief is for a ‘Tagal’ Hut. Tagal is a traditional fresh-water fish conservation method used by indigenous communities in Sabah. A Tagal hut is required for Tagal management meetings, fish food preparation, tourism and sales of fish and other community products.
Arkitrek 2013 volunteer architect students exhibit work from their four month design/build and on-site training programme in Sabah. Projects include: Community buildings, research centres, wildlife sanctuary, environmental projects and a training centre.
Design concepts for a community based tourism project near Kg. Kiau to promote the historic Hugh Low Trail on Mt. Kinabalu. Local skills and materials will be used to create a building which exhibits both traditional construction techniques and pioneering sustainable design.
Bringing new design ideas to traditional skills and local materials. Isabel Sandeman creates a bamboo joint, which epitomises the perfect collaboration between designer and builder.