Abari is a socially and environmentally committed research,design and construction firm that examines, encourages, and celebrates the vernacular architectural tradition of Nepal. As Nepal posses sophisticated traditional knowledge of natural materials like adobes, bamboos, stones and reed, Abari as a research and design firm tries to promulgate these materials into contemporary design practices.
We specialize in creation of integrated supply chain of bamboo and earth in construction, furniture, energy, plantation and research.
Village Of the Future
We are working with a community in Chitwan where we are planting hundreds of bamboo along a river bed. In order to avoid monoculture, we are also planting high value crops like lemongrass, ginger, lentil, chamomile etc. Our plan is to add value to these plants, for example by building schools with local resources, or extracting lemongrass oil so that we can create a unique village that demonstrates the world the best local use of natural resources. For more info http://www.abari.org/votf
Treatment is the most fundamental part of bamboo construction. We spent first two years of Abari just developing pressure treatment system that is effective, portable and economical- in other words that is suitable in a developing country like ours. It is not fully perfected, but it is good enough to treat 100 bamboo a day. We have even exported our technology to India, Fiji and USA! If you are looking to buy our machine or treatment service do let us know. If you want to collaborate with us to make our treatment plant better we'd be more than happy to share.
We have silently doing some prototyping for furniture, lampshades using bamboo and other materials like metals, leather, glass etc. If you like to collaborate please do let us know.