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.
Category | Green Materials & Products
Using coconut wood in construction of community based construction projects can be a sustainable choice but requires careful design and project management. In our Tinangol Community Centre we failed to continually inform and seek consent to use coconut wood throughout the 3 year construction process. We started off with full consent but practical blunders and protracted construction process eroded support to the point where the community insisted that all coconut posts be replaced with hardwood.
This workshop began making woven bamboo building components for a Community Bio-cultural Heritage Centre at Buayan in the Ulu Papar region of Sabah. The workshop was coordinated by Arkitrek and Global Diversity Foundation.
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.
How to make a first-flush diverter for a rainwater harvesting system