Bamboo Playscape: An Experiential Platform for Underprivileged Children

Bamboo playscape | ©  Paraa
Architecture as a service industry is often criticized for its inclination towards the privilege section of the society. The top down design process coupled with the traditional relationship between client and architect has influenced the architect to think architecture as an end product rather than a process. In the following project ‘Bamboo playscape’ , a young group of activist architects adapts design as a tool for social change and architecture as a process that informs the real needs of the community to achieve inclusive and context specific innovation particularly for the under

Alternative Building Technology by HBRI

© Housing and Building Research Institute (HBRI)
Despite recent initiatives designed to explore various materials and technologies, the uptake of Alternative Building Technologies (ABT) remained slow and sporadic in the architectural practice of Bangladesh. ABT has been adopted and efficiently utilized to solve the inadequacy of housing supply in many parts of the world including Africa and India; however, its poor implementation in the local building sphere has been blamed for lack of information regarding its efficiency and durability. In our country Housing and Building Research Institute (HBRI) is the sole organization which


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