Housing improvements within informal settlements

  • Date: 2012 - 2013

  • Community: Jogen Babu Maath slum, Bangladesh

  • Partners: Housing & Hazards and SAFE

Leading on from phase one of SAFE's slum upgrading scheme in an informal settlement of northern Bangladesh, the project involves participatory design and construction of safe, affordable and culturally sensitive housing. We worked with the Rana family to create a double storey bamboo prototype which exhibits a range of design improvements to meet the family's needs and address the temporary nature of the site. 

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Dinajpur city, Bangladesh

Dinajpur city, Bangladesh

Section: Drain to street

Supporting households in self-built housing offers an opportunity to rapidly increase the supply of safe, low income housing.

We're now working with Jogen Babu Maath to improve community drainage and sanitation. Phase three will also champion community-driven design.

Exhibition & publication: Bengal Stream