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1 GREEN KARAVANGHAR Low Carbon Footprint, Sustainable Architecture A Heritage Foundation Initiative for Guided Self-help

2 HERITAGE FOUNDATION Green KaravanGhar UN Recognition Award 2002 for promotion of culture and peace. Pakistan-based not-for-profit social & cultural entrepreneur organization established in Engaged in research, publication and conservation of Pakistan’s cultural heritage and linking livelihoods and humanitarian work with traditional methodologies.

3 KARAVANPAKISTAN Green KaravanGhar KaravanPakistan, earlier KaravanKarachi, formed in 2000 as community and youth outreach arm of Heritage Foundation, engaged in advocacy and heritage safeguarding through volunteer effort.

4 Green KaravanGhar Project Area: Matta, Upper Swat And Marghazar, Lower Swat

5  Indigenous Solutions for Post-Disaster Communities for Low Cost Options  Use of Organic, Local Materials and Improved Vernacular Techniques for Low Carbon Footprint  Community Participation for Ownership/Pride  Involvement of GKG Volunteers/Universities/Colleges for Change in Mindset  Skill Training and Capacity Building of Local Workforce for Livelihood Opportunities  Model Based on Research & Experimentation – Journey to Green KaravanGhar  Green KaravanGhar PHILOSOPHICAL BASIS OF Green KaravanGhar (GKG)

6 Green KaravanGhar THE JOURNEY TOWARDS SUSTAINABLE ARCHITECTURE

7 Green KaravanGhar OCTOBER, 2005: KaravanGhar Materials: Stone, wood, Lime mortar, G.I. Mesh and Galvanized Sheets for roof DECEMBER, 2005: Improved KaravanGhar Materials: Stone, Wood, Mud/Lime Plaster, Galvanized Sheets for roof

8 Green KaravanGhar 2007: Bathrooms for Executive Tents Materials: Dhijji in Stone and Wood, Mud/Lime Plaster, Galvanized Sheets for roof 2007: Dhijji in Household Kitchens Materials: Dhijji in Stone and Wood, Mud/Lime Plaster, Galvanized Sheets for roof

9 Green KaravanGhar 2008: Laundry, Pantry and Store at HF Base Camp Materials: Dhijji in Timber and Stone Filling, Mud/Lime Plaster, Mud/Lime Roof on Timber Planks 2008: Research House at HF Base Camp Materials: Stone Masonry & Timber Bracing, Mud/Lime Plaster, Mud/Lime Roof on Timber Planks

10 Green KaravanGhar 2008: Household Washrooms, Kodar, Siran Valley Materials: Dhijji Walls, Mud/Lime Roofs on Timber Planks MAY 2009: Community Kitchens, Mardan IDP Camp Materials: Use of Bamboo Structure, Matting and Mud/Lime Plaster

11 Green KaravanGhar November 2009: Winter House Materials: Bamboo Supports, Timber Plinth and Ring Beams, Timber Joists. Bamboo strips for Roof Planking with Mud/Lime Finish July 2010: Swat Women’s Centre Experimental Unit Materials: Entire Bamboo Structure and Mud/Lime Plaster on Stone Filling

12 Green KaravanGhar August 2010: Green KaravanGhar Experimental Unit, HF Base Camp Materials: Entire Bamboo Structure, Stone Filling, Mud/Lime Roof Finish September, 2010: Green KaravanGhar Demo Unit, Marghazar, Swat Materials: Bamboo, Stone and Mud/Lime Plaster

13 Green KaravanGhar CONSTRUCTION METHODOLOGY Timeline

14 Green KaravanGhar Plan DETAILS Room Size: 18’x10’3” Veranda: 7’0” wide Wash: 3’6”x4’6” WC: 3’6”x4’6” Kitchen: 7’0”x4’6” Total Floor Area: 310 sft Section Option for Swat for Rapid Construction Built in Flexibility for Areas with Varying Material Availability Green KaravanGhar

15 Leveling and excavation of site to be done by community after layout by skilled artisans team Foundation to be laid by community Under guidance by skilled artisans team

16 Green KaravanGhar Stone Masonry in Foundation by skilled artisans team and community Erection of Bamboo Posts for Room and Veranda by skilled artisans team

17 Green KaravanGhar Pre-fabrication of Bamboo Ring Beam and Joists provides training for Community Erection of bamboo beams and joists by skilled artisans team with community help

18 Green KaravanGhar Bamboo roof planking by community Completion of Dhijji filling with stone pieces. Mud brick, burnt brick pieces, material from debris can also be used for filling

19 Green KaravanGhar Final mud layer on walls and finished floor. Stone paving for washroom, W.C. and Kitchen Roof with PVC sheets and lime/mud finish

20 Green KaravanGhar Demo Unit at Koray, Matta

21 Green KaravanGhar COMMUNITY VISIT DEMO UNIT, KORAY


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