HUDCO DESIGN AWARDS 2017
The Kaule Prototype is an attempt at earthquake reconstruction in remote Nepal using traditional materials, skills and aesthetics, deploying local resources and talents available with the community
In the first phase of the reconstruction project, a prototype house has been designed and constructed by training the community in traditional construction practices that are seismically sound, and using materials like stone, bamboo and mud that are locally available.
The prototype received formal approval by experts appointed by the Reconstruction Committee, Department of Urban Development and Construction (DUDBC), Government of Nepal, and was published in their ‘Design Catalogue for Reconstruction of Earthquake Resistant Houses, Volume II’.
Subsequently, the Kaule Prototype has been awarded the HUDCO Design Awards 2017 under the category ‘Earthquake Resistant Self Help Housing’.