Earthquake Reconstruction, Nepal

This summer Ed was scoping sites in the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal on a research trip with ARCSR  arcsr.org. Recording and analysing the damage done my the April 2015 Earthquake and looking at the problems faced by the most vulnerable. Meeting and discussing with local architects, students of architecture and community organisations to see where a development activist could be of use. We formed a collective and looking for funding to set up workshops and example build projects to help educate the mots vulnerable communities to build back better!

https://www.academia.edu/16696558/Kathmandu_Edgelands_Brickfields_Horticulture_and_Urban_Hill_Villages_Post_Earthquake

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Kathmandu Valley Topography – terraced paddy fields competing for land on the edges of the City

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Typical Street Scape, post Nepal’s April 2014 Earthquake

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Purohitghat (graffiti) Temple Collapsed on the Central Ghats in Kathmandu

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Corrugated metal sheet barrel roof – temporary shelter design built in one or two days provided critical shelter for vicim of the earthquake

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Metal Barrel Vault Shelters – infilled with reclaimed bricks from the EQ.

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Timber and Plywood Box – Temporary Shelter Design

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Timber and Plywood Box – Temporary Shelter Design – thin metal sheet protects base of wall

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Inside green box – typical of international aid design

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Bamboo – Temporary Shelter design

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Bamboo – Temporary Shelter design

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temporary shelter halls – were erected in old village centres around the water pools in public spaces – where hundreds slept during the aftershocks

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temporary school design bamboo

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Kathmandu, Dauber Square – many historic pagodas and temples collasped

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Bahkatpur, Many temples and pagodas fallen due to Earthquake

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