• "This joyful project, in a poor rural area of Bangladesh (...), shows that new
    and refreshing local identity can be achieved by exploiting the immediate and the
    readily available (...)"

    Paul Finch, "Architectural Review", London / UK
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HOMEmade housing / Three two-stories model houses for the rural community / 2007 / Rudrapur und Vishnupur, Bangladesh

 

Design

Adrita Anwar, Shoeb Al-Rahe, Tanmay Chakrabarty, Omar Faruque, Majeda Khatun, Imrul Kayes, Gazi Fazle Rahim, Suvashis Saha (BRAC University Dhaka, Bangladesh) + Cornelia Bräuer, Katharina Doblinger, Belinda Meinhart, Verena Schoißengeyr, Anna Wolf (Kunstuniversität Linz)

 

Concept

Anna Heringer and Khondaker Hasibul Kabir

 

Realization

Local community + students

 

Site management

Stefan Neumann, Montu Ram Saw, Azit Ray

 

Consultants

Stefan Neumann (engineering), Martin Rauch (earthworks), Oskar Pankratz (building physics and solar energy)

 

Partner

Dipshikha, Habitat of Humanity Bangladesh

 

Awards (Selection)

ARaward for Emerging Architecture

 

Sponsors

 

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HOMEmade

Building together with a village community

All three family houses conform to both the traditional and contemporary lifestyles of rural low-income families, but have incorporated design and construction features that improve comfort, safety, durability, and privacy. As in traditional vernacular Bangladeshi architecture, the kitchen and bathroom are still housed in separate structures. The new buildings have two stories, however, which double the family living area while maintaining the same building footprint. The land saved by adding the second story can be used as a small house garden. The second story provides a new experience of view and privacy while still being connected to the rest of the household.
Roof thermal masses, coconut fiber insulation, glass windows, and openings designed for cross ventilation assure that the indoor temperature is comfortable year round.

Special issues: Save land, increased thermal comfort for low- income families

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