Caves are not extinct

It seems like a long time ago, in the very beginning of human evolution. Caves were human’s first home. That is where we learnt to live within a “space”. For the first time, there was a divide between outside and inside. The two separate worlds – one was dangerous, the other was secure. From simply…

Bags of Dirt

Can durable buildings be made from bags of dirt? The technique of building walls by stacking bags of sand is not new. It has been used for military purposes and flood control since long because sandbags are easy to transport, fast to assemble, inexpensive and resistant to water as well as bullets. The novelty is…

METI school

Can architecture be a means to create self-confidence? Austrian architect Anna Heringer believes that architecture is more than shelter and that it is intimately connected with the creation of identity and self-confidence. Her work on the METI handmade school in Rudrapur, Bangladesh, showcases how to improve existing building techniques, contribute to sustainability by utilizing local potential…