Building Materials
In Ahmedabad, women act to make slums climate-resilient, one house at a time

“We focus on the 4 prevalent stresses of the slums - heat stress, floods, vector-borne diseases, and water scarcity,”

Life in a Cube

Have you considered housing construction that uses compressed plastic, mud, discarded material like used shipping containers?

अलीराजपुर में कैशलेस जीवन की झलकियाँ (in Hindi)

आदिवासी गाॅवों में हमने चौदह वर्ष लगभग कैशलेस तरीके से बिताये। सच में बिना कैश के। चूल्हा भी औरतें खुद ही बना लेती थीं। खाना हाथ से ही होता था।

Shipping Container ReUsed to make a Studio Apartment

We are presently working on the conversion of a used shipping container (size 40ft x 8ft x 9.5ft ht) into a studio apartment for installation as a farmhouse on the outskirts of Pune. The container will be made into a home with complete interiors. Post assembly at our workshop, an estimated duration of 04 to 05 days would be required for setting up the apartment house on site. This will include shifting of the assembled container, the connecting of water points, electricity and external wooden cladding. The apartment will exclusively run on Solar/ Wind energy. The interiors include all facilities like LED TV, Refrigerator, concealed Glass top cook Hob and Water-purifier. The apartment will have a fully functional bathroom and kitchen just like any other regular apartment.

Built to last

A Rajasthan village has cylindrical houses that help people cope with extreme weather events