How can improved construction techniques reduce vulnerability of the extreme poor?

With 31.5% of Bangladesh’ population living below the poverty line it is vital to consider the cost of materials and their life cycle. We worked with the community of Nobu para to create a new housing prototype in an areas at risk of severe storms, landslides and earthquakes. Together we tested ideas around materiality, space efficiency and modest improvements to construction.

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Sundarban village, Bangladesh

Sundarban village, Bangladesh


Meet Tarindaro: He's head of the family, originally working as a labourer earning as little as £2.15 a day. Read his story >>



Improving shelter construction techniques based on existing practices encourages self-reliance rather than dependence on aid.


Video: Project progress