Posted on | June 26, 2012 | Comments Off
Another rammed earth house in the making in Kathmandu. This time we are going two stories! It celebrates beautiful rato and pahelo mato of Kathmandu. The process is getting mechanized and things are getting more and more efficient. In order to streamline the process, we have used modern formwork and machines. Not far from today, rammed earth and bamboo will be a mainstream material in Nepal. The structures follows New Zealand building code for seismic resistance. There have been lots of inputs from national and international expert on seismic safety. Other features of the house are that all the rooms are designed for passive solar heating, it has open plan design, second floor has high insulated but light weight bamboo walls for thermal and acoustic insulation, water harvesting, solarium etc. Congratulations to Narayan dai and Naomi for this wise decision to make the house out of good ol’ dirt.
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