The 2022 Global Challenge is closed for submissions.

search
×
menu
login
donate
Homemade mud house
Dinajpur, Bangladesh
Written by:
follow
share on:mail linkcopy link to clipboardShare via LinkedInShare via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via Facebook
Combines local building techniques with modern knowledge.

image: Kurt Hörbst | © all rights reserved
i
Category:
housing
Phase:
in use
Design:
BASEhabitate & students of the BRAC University
Updated:
7 October 2011
materials and building techniques
Almost all the works were done by hand without the use of any technical machinery except for the mixing of the earth, water and rice straw mixture for which cows were used.

image: Md. Imrul Kayes, Architecture For Humanity-Dhaka | © all rights reserved
i
The two-storey mud-houses are part of the extension project of hand-made Meti-school, Rudropur, Bangladesh.

image: Md. Imrul Kayes, Architecture For Humanity-Dhaka | © all rights reserved
i
The first mud.

image: Bauteam / BASEhabitat | © all rights reserved
i
Foundation.

image: Bauteam / BASEhabitat | © all rights reserved
i
image gallery
In the curtyard.

image: Kurt Hörbst | © all rights reserved
i
Hamonto residence.

image: Md. Imrul Kayes, Architecture For Humanity-Dhaka | © all rights reserved
i
Rihani residence.

image: Md. Imrul Kayes, Architecture For Humanity-Dhaka | © all rights reserved
i
Sepal residence.

image: Md. Imrul Kayes, Architecture For Humanity-Dhaka | © all rights reserved
i
Hamonto residence.

image: Md. Imrul Kayes, Architecture For Humanity-Dhaka | © all rights reserved
i
Rihani residence.

image: Md. Imrul Kayes, Architecture For Humanity-Dhaka | © all rights reserved
i
Rihani residence.

image: Md. Imrul Kayes, Architecture For Humanity-Dhaka | © all rights reserved
i
technical drawings
Master plan

image: Anna Heringer | © all rights reserved
i
Concept sketches.

image: Anna Wolf | © all rights reserved
i
Hamonto redidence courtyard.

image: Anna Heringer | © all rights reserved
i
Location
show earth plate boundarieshide earth plate boundaries
Explore more inspirations
Keyword:
local resources (88)
hands-on (38)
energy (19)
student participation (42)
prev
  •  meeting place
    wNw Bar
    thu dau mot, Vietnam
  •  housing
    Turf houses
    Keldur, Iceland
  •  health & sanitation
    Salam Center for Cardiac Surgery
    Soba, Sudan
  •  work & business
    Bamboo factory Bali
    Bali, Indonesia
  •  education
    Gando Primary School
    Gando, Burkina Faso
  •  housing
    Entre Muros House
    Tumbaco, Quito, Ecuador
  •  emergency shelter
    Bamboo Dome Structure
    Ramsar, Iran
  •  housing
    Palmyra house
    Nandgaon, India
  •  meeting place
    R-Urban
    Colombes, France
  •  meeting place
    Liyuan Library
    Jiao jie he (交界河村), China
  •  recreation & sport
    Takasugi-an
    Chino, Japan
  •  housing
    Río Cedro House
    Río Cedro, Colombia
  •  housing
    Mousgoum dwellings
    Pouss, Cameroon
  •  infrastructure
    Community Bamboo Footbridge
    Davao City, Philippines
  •  emergency shelter
    Soe Ker Tie House
    Ban Tha Song Yang, Thailand
  •  emergency shelter
    Low-cost modular housing scheme
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  •  recreation & sport
    Geometric Hot Springs
    Villarica National Park, Chile
  •  health & sanitation
    Butaro hospital
    Burera, Rwanda
  •  education
    Maosi primary school
    Maosi, China
  •  housing
    E.V.A. Self build eco-village
    Pescomaggiore, Italy
  •  meeting place
    Villanueva Public Library
    Villanueva, Colombia
  •  housing
    cappadocia cave dwellings
    cappadocia, Turkey
  •  emergency shelter
    Reed house
    Lake Titicaca, Peru
  •  meeting place
    Sidi Amor’s eco-village for arts and crafts
    Ariana, Tunisia
  •  meeting place
    Esperanza
    El Cabuyal, Ecuador
  •  health & sanitation
    Safe Haven Bathhouse
    Ban Tha Song Yang, Thailand
  •  housing
    Bahia house
    Salvador, Brazil
  •  education
    Thon Mun Community Centre
    Takeo, Cambodia
  •  education
    Tongo school
    Tongo, Mali
  •  emergency shelter
    Living Tebogo
    Johannesburg, South Africa
  •  education
    Pani community centre
    Rajarhat, Bangladesh
  •  emergency shelter
    Temporary Dormitories for Mae Tao Clinic
    Mae Sot, Thailand
  •  education
    Community School in N'Tyeani
    N'tyeani, Mali
  •  housing
    Le Village Noir
    Gatlang, Nepal
  •  emergency shelter
    Pallet Garage
    Indianapolis, U.S.A.
  •  housing
    "After the rain comes..."
    Msitu wa Tembo, Tanzania
  •  meeting place
    Palomino, Building a Society.
    Palomino, Colombia
  • play
     work & business
    Eco-brick goes MUD!
    Arusha, Tanzania
  •  religion & memorial
    Wenzai True Jesus Church-Our Pray Room
    Changhua, Taiwan
  •  housing
    Ciudadelas de Paz - Building for Peace
    Manaure, Cesar, Colombia
  •  education
    Ali Apple Elementary School
    Ali, China
  •  housing
    Juan Hippolito House
    San Pedro Apostol, Mexico
  •  recreation & sport
    Cerro Mirador
    San Carlos, Venezuela
  •  education
    Adharshila School Extension Project
    Agara Village, Sheopur District, Madhya Pradesh, India
  •  education
    LA VIEJA
    Montebello, Cali, Colombia
  •  housing
    A Casa de Abuela Cuentacuentos
    Escobilla, Mexico
  •  education
    P'Yan School Project
    Mae Sot, Thailand
  •  education
    Children's Centre XEWA SOWE
    Village of Sowé (Glazoué), Benin
  •  housing
    Open Source House Pilot
    Cape Coast, Ghana
  •  housing
    Post-Tsunami Rehabilitation
    Kirinda, Sri Lanka
  •  education
    Kusikuna Eco-Active School
    Apote - Tiquipaya, Bolivia
  •  meeting place
    Kazi na Bobo - community shop built with plastic bottles
    Msitu wa Tembo, Tanzania
  •  meeting place
    Jabu Centre
    Siteki, Swaziland
  •  housing
    Naust paa Aure
    Aure, Norway
  • finalist 2016
     education
    ModSkool
    New Delhi, India
  •  education
    Bamboo Alternative School
    Bogor, Indonesia
  •  education
    Bamboo Kindergarten
    Tasikmalaya, Indonesia
  •  meeting place
    CICADA
    Taipei, Taiwan
  •  recreation & sport
    sport clubhouse Kalobeyei, Kenya
    Kalobeyei, Kenya
  •  housing
    Batak Toba Houses
    Lake Toba, Indonesia
  •  housing
    Kampung Kali Chode, Yogyakarta
    Yogyakarta, Indonesia
  •  housing
    Rural Housing Development Program
    Chitrawad, Gujarat, India
  •  housing
    CASA RANA
    Tamil Nadu, India
  •  emergency shelter
    SBAM.it 2011
    Massarosa-Stiava (LU), Italy
  • play
     health & sanitation
    Kamuna agricultural rehabilitation centre
    Kamuna, Cankuzo, Burundi
  •  meeting place
    Palomino Border
    Palomino, Guajira, Colombia
  •  housing
    BAMBÚ SOCIAL
    El Rama, Nicaragua
  •  education
    Transforming Learning Spaces in Rwanda
    Muhanga, Rwanda
  •  education
    Trade School in Guatemala
    Cerro la Granadilla (San Raimundo), Guatemala
  •  education
    Njoro Children's Library
    Mailisita, Kilimanjaro , Tanzania
  • play
     meeting place
    StadtGoesFuture-Culthäusle
    Filderstadt-Plattenhardt, Germany
  •  meeting place
    Community Center in Jatimulyo
    Yogyakarta, Indonesia
  •  recreation & sport
    Sport City
    Oaxaca de Juárez, Mexico
  •  infrastructure
    Bamboo Bridge in Solo
    Solo, Indonesia
  • play
     meeting place
    Sunzu Village Community Center
    Burera, Rwanda
  •  housing
    House of Plenty
    Nijmegen, Netherlands
  •  education
    Bamboo Panyaden School
    Chiang Mai, Thailand
  •  meeting place
    Iche_Food for thought: a hub for glocal innovation
    San Vicente, Ecuador
  •  health & sanitation
    Hygiene Station for Cattlefield Village School
    Yunnan, China
  •  education
    Training Center for Mae Tao Clinic
    Mae Sot, Thailand
  •  work & business
    Sembalun Bamboo Youth Development Centre
    Lombok, Indonesia
  •  meeting place
    Farmers' Innovation Center (BLF)
    Angangba (Nagaland), India
  • 2021 finalist
     education
    A School Built By the People, For The People
    Jorhat, India
  • 2021 finalist
     agriculture & fisheries
    Cocina CoLaboratorio
    Ejido Loma Bonita, Mexico
  •  meeting place
    Tusen Restaurante
    Ramundberget, Sweden
  •  education
    Ithuba Community College
    Ekurhuleni, Gauteng, South Africa
  •  urban planning
    The Self-made Dwelling
    Dharavi, India
  •  infrastructure
    Taxi Rank
    Magagula Heights, Katlehong, South Africa
next