Category | Tinangol Kindergarten

Arkitrek 2015 Highlights

Highlights of 2015! Scroll down for some major Flashbacks!! Projects The finished building of the Tinangol Kindergarten early this year. Time Capsule designed by our intern Chris for the Sabah Forestry Department is complete! The Mantanani Groundwater research is completed and results show that the level of sustainable water and water in the reservoir is […]

Fakta Fakta Kelemahan & Kelebihan Kayu Pokok Kelapa

Fakta Fakta Kelebihan dan Kelamahan Tiang Pokok Kelapa

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.

Cococrete Mixing Instructions

Coco-crete mixing instructions

Coco-crete is a low-carbon lime-based composite concrete. Arkitrek have been experimenting with a mix using; coconut coir, river sand, dry hydrated lime, portland cement & water. The following are instructions for mixing a 10:5:4:1 (coir:sand:lime:cement) by volume for a cast in-situ wall.

Learning the Rungus way

Tinangol Kindargarten stair design

Malaysian architecture student Yeong Kam Loong learns how to toughen up, be resourceful and question more while designing + building a kindergarten near Kudat in Sabah, Borneo

Tinangol Kindergarten progress

volunteers build community kindergarten

Progress on Tinangol Kindergarten is racing ahead with the Camps International summer schools teams. Arkitrek intern Lewis Kelly from Edinburgh University is keeping it all on track. The building features coconut posts, traditional longhouse construction and innovative lime:natural fibre composite concrete.