| Ar Tabassum Zarin |

The Bangladeshi young graduates showed great  enthusiasm again towards green habitats through  participation in Laurie Baker Summer School in India  held in May 2015.

The workshop, LBC Summer School 2015,  held  at Laurie Baker Centre for Habitat Studies, Thiruvananthapuram (also known as Trivandrum) in Kerala, India.  Eight  Bangladeshi participants Silmi Farah , Nidalia Islam , Azka Eshita, Nuzhat Nabila, Badia Badruddoza, Rahfatun Nisa, Nova Shahriar Mannan, Tanzina Khan from Architecture and allied disciplines attended  the workshop with other participants around the globe.

The 14 days workshop from 18th to 31st May  had the objective to create the awareness towards green habitat through cost effective building design and construction technique.  For this workshop the target group  was the young architects and senior students with  specialization in architecture, planning, civil engineering, urban and rural studies who have the interest in green habitat and environmental  conscious design in the sectors of housing, water, sanitation and waste management. The workshop emphasized on ‘hands on experience’ method and  offered practical assignment on new techniques and forms in masonry construction using locally available materials such as mud, brick rubble, bamboo with alternative construction material including concrete. Apart from material issue the participants also dealt with the housing organization considering gender issues, waste management with the concept of decentralized planning. A distinguished team of well known specialists from different disciplines supervised the participants through out the workshop.