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BANGLA BARI is in pursuit of beautiful and sustainable architectural solutions for rural Bangladesh.

Earth built clinic in FaridpurAward winning architecture: Amirabad Clinic in Faridpur by Bangla Bari.

BANGLA BARI is an award winning architectural firm, practicing  sustainable architecture in rural Bangladesh. We 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.


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EARTH ARCHITECTURE

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.

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The process of building Earth Architecture (CSEB) without any RCC columns.

1The 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)


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WORKING WITH INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT 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.

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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

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  • 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.

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WHAT IS TOILET HUMOR?

According to World Health Organization (WHO), forty eight million people in Bangladesh don’t have access to proper sanitation. (30% of the population). In the rural areas, the situation is dangerous for women without a simple latrine. Millions of women suffer everyday from urinary contraction to fear of rape.  Following is a video of project proposal for solution of water and sanitation in Rohingya camps:

BANGLA BARI is committed to provide solution for water, sanitation and health (WASH) program. We have built hundreds of toilets around Bangladesh. We have also built in Rohingya camps using rapid building techniques. With the support of UNDP, currently we are developing a double pit latrines from recycled plastics, that will cost less than $100 and the modular structure can be put together in less than 4 hours.

 


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WHY TRAIN OTHERS?

Without a trained workforce, no architectural solution is possible. BANGLA BARI organizes workshop and training for rural masons, students and architects. (Please see the workshop section) We periodically publish papers in scientific journals. We also assist to make houses for people who can not afford an architect or an engineer. The idea is simple. To be socially responsible, to actively use sustainable materials and make beautiful architecture along the way.

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Contact us by sending an email to Banglabaribd@gmail.com or call 01713131657


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