The project scope is to adopt a territorial and community approach for the reconstruction of the isolated rural areas, with a dynamic reinforcement of participatory planning and management capacities, integrating a support methodology for the civil society within the evolving system announced by the local governance in Nepal.
Architecture&Développement takes part in this process and builds a 6,05m by 2,75m (17 sq.m of usable ground space) Habitat Resource Center, inspired by traditional nepalese rural habitat. The confined stone walls rises 1,2m above the ground. The upper wall is built with a lighter wooden structure. The mud plaster, while providing a protection for the wire mesh, regulates the thermal confort inside the building.
The Habitat Resource Center (HRC) will be used, as first, by a person specialized in habitat and construction to help the community by giving advices and showing them how to build better. After it will be handed over to the women cooperative so they can have an office and organize their own
The CSW model demonstrates an efficient low-cost, low-tech, and safe solution for self-built reconstruction in rural Nepal with local materials.
• Promote substainable solutions for a safe and
adapted reconstruction in rural areas.
• Help to develop and diffuse the CSW technology
in Nepal by building an Habitat Resource Center.
• Inform and create awarness among the community
on alternative technologies.
• Evaluate the capacity of this technology in Nepal
in terms of social-economic reality in a context of
• Train a team of labors to the CSW technology.