kristian savov, blagovesta dimencheva and iva smilkova have collaborated to create resilient bamboo homes for earthquake stricken regions of nepal. the ‘3modular’ solution envisions a sustainable, easy to build structure that provides a cost efficient system for housing and living in newly rebuilt towns. the design uses vernacular materials and a modular arrangement that can be multiplied and combined into units of various sizes. the focus is on quickly rebuilding houses for fast emotional and economic recovery of the affected areas.
all images courtesy of kristian savov, blagovesta dimencheva and iva smilkova
a singular housing unit is comprised of three different functions of living, cleansing and resting. the 3×6 modular system can be freely rearranged, or expanded, while preserving the light quality and the natural ventilation of the interior space. the partition walls function as a core inside the open space of the house. the finishing materials are specified as steel sheets and bamboo woven walls, which are familiar and typical for nepal. however, these materials serve as a canvas for self expression and ‘customizability’ as color can be introduced by the users.
the self-sufficient house with garden to sustain the family
the rigid frame of the bamboo structure is divided into triangles to make the unit flexible enough to withstand the lateral forces of earthquakes. the use of bamboo was selected due to the abundance of the material in nepal, india and peru, and the local proficiency in using it for construction. it is also lightweight and flexible, making it easily transported and financially feasible for the budget of the 3modular project.
the rigid frame of the bamboo structure is divided into triangles makes the unit flexible
interior view of the structure
the functions are separated into living room area, kitchen and bathroom, and bedroom along the 3×6 modular system
open structure for ventilation and visibility
the three functional layers of the house and exterior deck
exploded isometric view
the 3x6m module can be repeated to knit the fabric
project name: the 3modular solution
design team: kristian savov, blagovesta dimencheva, iva smilkova
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