Pictures of Harsar in added in the Gallery section. Please take a look.
Please click on the above picture to see an adobe brickmaker in action. These people have been making bricks for generation. They can make upto 500 bricks a day. Its ironic they make so many sun dried bricks in a day yet its hard to buy the bricks , its because all these [...]
Here is an example of a temporary shelter built by Abari in Janakpur Nepal. It is built as a storage place for all the bamboo that we have treated for the construction. It was designed in order to resist dampness and provide enough air circulation to store and dry the bamboo.
Here is a picture from our archive during the construction of “Gobidobe” in Mongolia. The modern resources has changed how people move, earlier nomads used to travel via camel. Now people can carry more stuff as they move, which might be a good thing or a bad thing depending on who you ask.
The majority of Sukumbasis (Internally Displaced People) who live along the Manohara river make their living by collecting sand for the construction companies. I think the ramifications of people taking so much sand out of the river has to be properly studied. Among many, one of the studies says, the depletion of sand is causing [...]
Here is an example of housing along Monohara river where poverty level is below satisfactory. People from this house earn from 30 to 150 Rs. (.45 cents to 2$ ) a day. Even bamboo and mud is out of reach for many of them. A bamboo costs about 150 Rs. per piece and mud costs [...]
Bamboo is a pretty versatile and a dynamic material, which works pretty well with most of the modern and traditional materials; whether it is mud, cement, steel or even plastic. Here is an example of a homeless shelter situated on the Bagmati riverbank in the eastern kathmandu.
This is an example of a typical nepali staircase. They are usually located right after the entrance. In the traditional houses, the first floors were used to shelter animals or only to store food because the moisture barrier used to be insufficient to provide sufficient thermal comfort for the humans. These stairs used the the [...]
This is our new member Roshi Shilpakar's latest creation. This is an art created using reed. Reed is soaked in water to make it soft, cut into pieces, flattened and then put in place using a template. It is a long and a very meditative process indeed.
Our Nepali adobe walls can go upto 36 inches in thickness. Usually in the Kathmandu region the outer most part is built with burnt bricks, that is mostly for the protection against rain. The bricks are angular in shape (see the above picture) where the inner portion gets more mud mortar then the outer portion. [...]
The founders of RingsLive, one of the biggest event organizers of Nepal, Sankesh Subedi and Mahan Aryal are the greatest bamboo fans. They recently organized a concert featuring a Pakistani rock band, Jal, winner of MTV Asia award, and a good chunk of the profit was dedicated to Abari. Here is a bamboo guitar, 145 [...]