Abari Earth and Bamboo Structures

Abari earth and bamboo structures in Nepal
Abari earth and bamboo structures in Nepal

“Abari is a socially and environmentally committed research,design and construction firm that examines, encourages, and celebrates the vernacular architectural tradition of Nepal. As Nepal posses sophisticated traditional knowledge of natural materials like adobes, bamboos, stones and reed, Abari as a research and design firm tries to promulgate these materials into contemporary design practices.”

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Toda Huts

The hut of a Toda Tribe of Nilgiris, India. Note the decoration of the front wall, and the very small door.
The hut of a Toda Tribe of Nilgiris, India. Note the decoration of the front wall, and the very small door.

“The Todas live in small hamlets called munds. The Toda huts, which are of an oval, pent-shaped construction, are usually 10 feet (3 m) high, 18 feet (5.5 m) long and 9 feet (2.7 m) wide. They are built of bamboo fastened with rattan and are thatched.

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