Pressed bio-crete bricks as a low-carbon locally produced building material. This report by Safuan Azman looks at the workability of biocrete mixes produced in Bongkud, a rural village near Mt. Kinabalu in Sabah, Malaysia. The experiment is funded by Camps International to develop locally appropriate green building materials.
conserving natural resources through design & education
Construction of a new visitor centre for the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre (BSBCC) has started. This is the final piece of the BSBCC project. The first bear house was completed in 2009 and a public observation deck in 2012. The centre will open to the public in 2014.
Arkitrek Camp design/build program in July-August 2013. Design and build a powerhouse for renewable energy systems at the SAFE Project field centre in Sabah Malaysia.
How to make a first-flush diverter for a rainwater harvesting system
Arkitrek are embarking on an 18-month program to engage the community of Mantanani Island to measure and understand their freshwater resources. The program is funded by the UN Small Grants Program and will be run jointly with our long term partner on Mantanani; Camps International. Most importantly however, the program has the blessing of Albi, the sceptical and quick witted Headman of Mantanani.