'Venu-Gram' - Cluster Housing Project, Wardha
Building Bamboo Habitat
The primary purpose of this project was to Design and develop construction technology using bamboo and demonstrate it at a large scale so as to test the technology on a pilot scale.
NMBA, National Mission on Bamboo Applications, is a body constituted to promote and develop applications with bamboo as primary resource. Housing is identified as thrust area.
The plan of a dwelling unit is evolved around a grid of 2400 mm X 3000 mm. The plan is 4800 X 6000, basic layout has one multi-purpose hall, a verandah and kitchen.
Our approach in this project was to try and integrate conventional construction systems with bamboo construction. The foundation and construction up-to plinth level is done in 230 mm Brickwork with Cement mortar. 1:2:4 PCC for column-pedestal.