Who says bamboo and earth block can't stand strong? (hint: not engineers) #Pakistan #monsoon
Resilient Communities: In Bamboo We Trust Posted by Cameron on Sep 18, 2012 Related program: Pakistan 2010 Flood Rebuilding A few weeks ago one of the villages we helped to rebuild after the 2010 flooding in Pakistan was hit by a monsoon. While it tore through nearby towns the resilient construction methods proved their worth and the village sustained little damage. Our Pakistan based architectural teams used local labor and natural building materials such as bamboo and earth block to build low-carbon footprint, sustainable, flood-resistant housing and infrastructure. In addition, Arup provided engineering support. Pictured here is the Women's center that serves as the heart of the village and as an emergency flood recovery center. As you see it is standing tall.