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HOMEmade - Bangladesh
Building together with a village community

All three family houses conform to both the traditional and contemporary lifestyles of rural low-income families, but have incorporated design and construction features that improve comfort, safety, durability, and privacy. As in traditional vernacular Bangladeshi architecture, the kitchen and bathroom are still housed in separate structures. The new buildings have two stories, however, which double the family living area while maintaining the same building footprint. The land saved by adding the second story can be used as a small house garden. The second story provides a new experience of view and privacy while still being connected to the rest of the household.
Roof thermal masses, coconut fiber insulation, glass windows, and openings designed for cross ventilation assure that the indoor temperature is comfortable year round.

Special issues: Save land, increased thermal comfort for low- income families

HOMEmade Rudrapur, Bangladesh
Awarding Authority: The building owners and Dipshikha (Non-formal Education Training and Research Society for Village Development) I Location: Rudrapur and Vishnupur, Dinajpur district, Bangladesh I Design: participating students I Conzept: Anna Heringer I Supervision Design: Anna Heringer, Khondaker Hasibul Kabir I Construction and technical Supervision: Stefan Neumann I Bauleitung: Stefan Neumann, Montu Ram Saw, Azit Ray I Consulting: Martin Rauch (Earthbuilding), Oskar Pankratz (Energy and Solar)

BRAC University Dhaka, Bangladesh: Adrita Anwar, Shoeb Al-Rahe, Tanmay Chakrabarty, Omar Faruque, Majeda Khatun, Imrul Kayes, Gazi Fazle Rahim, Suvashis Saha I University of art and design Linz, Austria: Cornelia Bräuer, Katharina Doblinger, Belinda Meinhart, Verena Schoißengeyr, Anna Wolf