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BSBCC Visitor Centre Demolitions

BSBCC Visitor Centre Demolitions

Construction of a new visitor centre for the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre (BSBCC) has started. The project is funded by Yayasan Sime Darby and is due for completion in January 2014. This is the final piece of the BSBCC project which we started working on in 2006. The first bear house was completed in 2009 and a public observation deck in 2012. The centre will open to the public in 2014. We started by demolishing part of an existing building. The foundations will be re-used and all that hardcore will be re-cycled...

Arkitrek Camp Malua team photo

Arkitrek Camp S.A.F.E

The SAFE Project is an ecological experiment which aims to understand the impacts of forest modification. This Arkitrek Camp offers students the chance to get involved in the design/build of a field centre for the SAFE Project. The Arkitrek Camp dates are 20th June - 19th August 2013 and the cost is GBP1790 inclusive of all board, lodging, facilitation and logistical support. Merit based scholarships and/or extended interships are available. Deadline for applications is Friday 31st May 2013. Apply Now Highlights...

Coco-crete mixing instructions

Cococrete Mixing Instructions

Coco-crete is a low-carbon lime-based composite concrete. Arkitrek have been experimenting with a mix of; coconut coir, river sand, dry hydrated lime, portland cement & water. Lime and cement are destructive to nature because their production necessitates quarrying of limestone. We think that lime-based bio-cretes, such as coco-crete may go some way to mitigating environmental damage. The following are instructions for mixing a 10:5:4:1 (coir:sand:lime:cement) by volume for a cast in-situ wall. We have previously experimented...

Arkitrek completed projects 2012

2012 Review

Looking back on 2012; we completed 10 buildings/projects and directly involved more than 50 students and volunteers in our architecture design/build programs. Here's a synopsis of those 10 completed projects. January 2012 saw Arkitrek completing our first urban project; the recreation, using bamboo, of a historic war memorial as part of the Bonding With Gaya Street community art exhibition staged by North Borneo History Enthusiasts and friends. Rachel Lok was the Arkitrekker in charge, during her summer break from architecture...

Sun Bear enrichment structures at BSBCC, Sepilok

BSBCC Enrichment Structures

July-August 2012. Raleigh volunteers design and build enrichment areas at the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre (BSBCC). The structures will be in the rainforest enclosures to allow the bears to climb off the often flooded ground, while providing shelter from the hot sun and enrichment games for training and play. The project was funded and built by Raleigh International volunteers Design facilitation and construction supervision by Arkitrek intern, Adam Leigh-Brown (left). Ng Wai Pak (right) manager of BSBCC perches...