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.
Category | Green Materials & Products
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
Bio-crete is a low-carbon cement-like material made from lime and natural fibre. Using it can reduce or phase out the energy intensive and non-renewable quarrying for cement and mineral aggregates in favour of more sustainable alternatives. It also helps to passively regulate the internal environment of buildings.
Rahim Mudin writes about a recent design workshop with the Murut community at Kampung Maligan, near Sipitang in the South of Sabah. The 3 days workshop focused on the production of woven bamboo panels for building construction.