Gallery: Roswag Seiler and Pakistani Locals Hand-build a School from Co...

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The Tipu Sultan Merkez School in Punjab, Pakistan has a new sustainable building that was designed by German architects Roswag Seiler and built by locals. Using locally sourced and low-impact materials, the shelter was fashioned from cob, bamboo and mud. Cob is widely used in Pakistan, and is a material made from clay, sand, water and straw. The concoction can easily be mixed by bulls, and once set, works as a natural insulator that keeps humidity at bay and interiors cool.

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  1. Anil Sharma August 6, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    Indeed excellent,I am working on a project making a hall 30\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\’x15\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\’using plastic(PET)bottles.Can I go ahead with bamboo roof,would you be kind to send me the details of this technique.How an iron rod has been put in the bamboo,what is rope tieing technique?Can the roof be plastered with cement?Can we walk on this roof after plastering?Can we put tiles on this roof?Keen waiting for your response.Thanks & Regards,ANIL SHARMA

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