WHY DESIGN DIFFERENTLY?
BANGLA BARI is in pursuit of beautiful and sustainable architectural solutions for rural Bangladesh.
Award winning architecture: Amirabad Clinic in Faridpur by Bangla Bari.
BANGLA BARI is an award winning architectural firm, practicing sustainable architecture in rural Bangladesh. We build houses, schools or clinics with earth, jute and bamboo. We have two major focus. Firstly, to introduce better solution for the water and sanitation problem that affects 30% of rural bangladesh. Secondly, to design, construct and train for functional, strong houses in rural Bangladesh. We also work as a third party construction partner for Bangladesh government, NGOs or international organizations like UNDP, JICS, JICA or UN-HABITAT. We have been featured in international media like Al Jazeera, Commonwealth Association of Architects (CAA) and Nikkei Japan.
It is said that the Chinese contractors build every floor of a skyscraper in just eighteen days. The reason they are able to master such extraordinary feat is because of proper design and project planning before the first brick is laid. This is a simple village home, but to achieve the final result, we designed every single element and planned every single detail like a Chinese sky scrapper builder.
We have successfully built a ‘low cost housing’ in the truest sense of words. Sanaullah Miah is a Rickshawala from Kurigram. He had a one room house built with tin. Sanaullah lived with his son and his family. For six residents’, it was cold during winter and oven hot during summer. There was no courtyard, proper kitchen or a usable toilet. Sanaullah owned only three decimals of land (1288sq ft, 119.7 sq. mtrs). We raised four lac taka (4,000 euro). With that we managed to build two houses, toilet, kitchen, wash place with tubewell, cow shade, storage and a courtyard.
Rural housing in Bangladesh is deceptively simple. Looking critically, It is complex in it’s functionality. At Bangla Bari, we have embarked on a design, that thought about every facet of Rural architecture. From installing বন্ধু চুলা that produces less fumes to cross ventilation of homes, to privacy of toilet, to providing a proper courtyard… every single part of this design was planned and executed with precision.
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BANGLA BARI is a pioneer in earth architecture in rural Bangladesh. We have made schools, clinics, residences, low cost housing with earth architecture. We prefer using CSEB (Cement Stabilized Earth Blocks) which is waterproof, provides high insulation, fireproof and lasts a long time without any cracks.
The process of building Earth Architecture (CSEB) without any RCC columns.
The schools are always cool during summer days because of high insulation
A detail account of earth architecture process can be found in the following paper, published in international journal: (Exploring New Methods of Constructing Houses with Sustainable Materials in Rural Bangladesh)
WORKING WITH INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
BANGLA BARI has proven experience working with international organizations. We are equipped to handle large scale construction jobs. We are currently working with JICS to implement desalinization units all across southern Bangladesh. As a third party construction partner, we provide unparalleled professional service to international organizations.
This desalinization unit will convert 1500 gallons of salty water into drinkable fresh water everyday. Thousands of people in the villages of Khulna and Shaatkhira will be directly benefited. Bangla Bari Ltd. was a direct architectural and construction partner of this JICS funded project. We have successfully completed ten projects and now moving for sixty more with Bangladesh Government.
We have partnered up with UNDP Bangladesh to develop modular based sanitation system. This is still in prototype stage. Once finished, this will reduce the cost of making toilets by 50% and cut down the construction period by 70%. This has a huge potential all across the globe in rural areas and refugee camps and already been featured in international design magazine.
WORKING WITH BANGLADESH GOVERNMENT
- We provided large scale water and sanitation solution to LGRD. At break necking speed, we recently completed 112 latrines in less than 4 months.
- We are currently providing architectural consultation to Bangladesh Government regarding large scale low cost housing.
WHY WE DO IT?
BANGLA BARI building vision:
- We not only make environmentally sustainable design, we also make beautiful design.
- We preferably build outside of city corporation areas.
- We usually do rapid building. Meaning, we can finish a 4,500 sq feet two storied house in less than four months.
- We take care of building permission, electrical, mechanical, plumbing and construction.
BANGLA BARI future:
- Our projects are beautiful to look at
- Our projects with international organizations are functional and efficient
- Our projects are completed on time.
- Our projects are comfortable to live.
- Our projects have been featured in national and international magazine.
- Our projects always commands attention and praise.
If you want to BUILD WITH US, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Call 01713131657