This project is as much about process as product, inspiring trust to enable communities to help themselves. At the heart of the initiative is the rejection of a proto-typical house for disaster-prone areas in favour of ‘Building for Safety Options’ to be applied to existing house typologies. The process began with in-depth studies of settlement patterns, construction techniques and materials and the establishment of community relationships. One demonstration house was designed and built by the consultants and community and afterwards five variations and two schools were constructed by the community alone.
Buildings in Cyclone Prone Area Presentation Panels. Courtesy of Architect. Geneva: Aga Khan Award for Architecture, 2010.
Presentation panels are drawings, images, and text graphically prepared by the architect and submitted to the Aga Khan Award for Architecture during the later round of the Award cycle. The portfolios are kept in the Aga Khan Trust for Culture Library for consultation purposes.