Post-earthquake relief project based on previous settlements designed for Kobe and Turkey. Paper tubes, which are erected in galvanized iron channels and held firmly in place by plaster of Paris, are used for the walls of the 3 by 4.8 metre, water-resistant structure. The floor is made of mud mixed with cow-dung, and locally available bamboo is used for the vault and roof. Criteria for the houses include the use of inexpensive and recyclable materials, simple construction methods, and satisfactory insulation properties.
Source: Aga Khan Trust for Culture