Entries from 'By HDI (Human Development Index)'

Iron and Straw – Atar, Mauritania

In the desert plains of the white valley in Mauritania, some communities haved lived for millennia in sheltered oasis, producing some of the best dates in the Sahara. Like often in hot countries , each house consists of several small separate buildings, each with its own function. Here specific building materials are carefully chosen for…

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Mixed materials houses in Ganj, India

Tucked modestly in the shadows of the majestic towers of the Mughal Citadel of Jahangir, lies the small village of Ganj that quietly displays in a handful of houses its own construction vernacular. The Village of Ganj sits on the outskirts of Orchha, a popular town in Mahdya Pradesh, India famous for its Mughal Architecture…

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The Kebun Kaki Bukit project, part II : a 5000$ house

Our goal for this renovation project was to turn an old metal shack into comfortable living quarters for volunteers at the farm in Malaysia that we were working on. The project was designed and built by volunteers. To see the early stages of design and some tips for your own project, read the first part…

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The Kebun Kaki Bukit project, part I : a rusty shack in the meadow

In January we had the opportunity to volunteer on a very interesting project in Malaysia. We first contacted Arafat because he mentioned there was some building work to do on his organic farm, Kebun Kaki Bukit. The reviews left by formers helpers also described him as a doer, the kind of guy that learns by…

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Fifth direction

An art installation made in British Columbia by 4 people in 8 hours, using 2 machetes and 1 knife. All materials have been gathered around the site.

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