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1779 : SIDAREC

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Ecological Organic Construction

The EOC house was created in response to the hazards of climatic change. The rigid frame, flexible skin structure is designed to withstand hurricains, earthquakes, and flooding. It also
offers the maximum usable space for the minimm materials used. The EOC House is a multi purpose construction that can be used for living space, clinics, education, craft workshops and sports facility.

Both the rigid frame, a compression loaded structure, and the flexble skin, a tension structure, can be built with diverse materials determined by the local availability.

RIGID FRAME:- Recylced timber, Timber in the round from renewable forests, Bamboo, Steel, Aluminium, Plastic.

FLEXIBLE SKIN FRAMES:- Laminated Ash type wood, Plastic, Recycled Plywood.

SKIN COVER:- Canvas, Plastic, Straw or Reed Thatch.

TENSION CABLES:- Steel wire, Hemp rope, Plastic.

INTERNAL WALLS (Stud frames of):- Wood, Aluminium, Recycled pallets.

WHERE EVER POSSIBLE PLEASE CONSIDER RECYCLED MATERIALS

FEASABILITY AND COSTS

Before a realistic cost structure can be accessed the following questions must be asked.

1) What is the building to be used for?

2) Which of the above materials are most readily available in your region?

3) Must your budget include construction labour costs, or can your commmunity project rely on volunteer labour?

MODULAR UNITS

Although a full sized EOC house may be beyond your current budget, once the ground floor levels are complete the structure will become usuable places that can be completed as and when further funding becomes available.

Location

Nairobi
Kenya

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Competition Details

The competition entry ID for this project is 1779.

Project Details

NAME: 1779 : SIDAREC
PROJECT LEAD: Laurence Burton
LOCATION: Nairobi, Kenya
START DATE: September 06, 2007
CURRENT PHASE: Design development
COST: $150000 USD (Estimated)
PROJECT TYPE: Technology Facility