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SUSTAINABLE HOUSING UNIT AT SHINYANGA, TANZANIA IN COLLABORATION WITH SAVANA PLAINS INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL

Aim:

  • Building of a Sustainable Unit in Shinyanga for the local community.
  • Environmental Education through ecological initiatives – Study of Lake Victoria
  • Environmental Awareness through series of Lectures
  • Local Technology of interlocking bricks was identified and selected
  • Estimations done with help of Local contractors

Ketaki Randive, Tanvi Bhagwat and Prof. Asmita Divekar travelled to Shinyanga Tanzania.

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Exploring the site and interlocking bricks to be made on site

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Construction of the housing unit in Shinyanga

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Completed Work


COMMUNITY CENTER AND DRY COMPOST TOILET AT LUSAKA, ZAMBIA WITH KAPILA SCHOOL AND UNIVERSITY OF LUSAKA

Aim:

  • To design and build a ‘Sustainable Multi use Community Block’ at Kapila for the use of school, students, teachers, youths and community around the nearby villages that surround this place.
  • To Introduce the concept of “Dry compost toilet” in the water scarce are of Lusaka
    Students enrolled for the project were

Anisha Patel, Aditi Lawate, Meenaxhi Dravid, Karishma Mishra, Surabhi Bhavsar, Tanvi Yengul, Aboli Pradhan

Working with community for awareness about dry compost toilets

Working with community for awareness about dry compost toilets

Construction of community hall and dry compost toilet

Construction of community hall and dry compost toilet

At University of Lusaka with the Dean

At University of Lusaka with the Dean


REVAMPING SHIPPING CONTAINERS FOR SCHOOL USE AT MONTEGO BAY, JAMAICA

Aim:

  • BNCA students worked on design of Container for multi –use – prototype for Schools in Jamaica with Barrack Road Primary School at Montego Bay.
  • Study of Ecotourism in Jamaica in association with Jamaica Tourism Board
  • BNCA Team met Representatives from the Ministry of Education, Member of the parliament, and Representatives from Tourism Ministry
  • The Team worked on revamping of Ship containers for school utility to be used as classrooms, library and study area.
  • The solutions were innovative, creative and were implemented at the School

Students enrolled for the project were Renuka Patil, Ruchi Pahuja, Kalpita Deshmukh, Minna Bansal, Roshni Ghatge, Karishma Kalbhor, Ishani Nawale, Suruhuda Karekar.

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Presentations at the UWI and Chamber of Commerce, Montego Bay.

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Design alternatives for school extension with Library and reading room using Ship container. Refurbishing the same for school use.


WORKSHOP ON URBAN LANDSCAPE :DESIGN FOR THE BOTANICAL GARDEN AT UNIVERSITY OF MARIBOR, SLOVENIA

  • This workshop was an initiative for a global collaboration between BNCA, DEMOLA Slovenia, RAZUM
  • The objectives of the workshop were introduction to design thinking process in the context of green building in the botanical garden. It was followed by developing a design brief taking into considerations the functions on the given site.
  • BNCA architecture students were accompanied by students from several other countries. A presentation was also done by BNCA students about a rooftop gardens project in Peru, which is a prospective trip in the future. After that, two people from each group presented ideas for ideal rooftop garden sustenance for areas with dry and arid climate.
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Brain storming session to develop the proposed design for the Botanical garden of the University of Maribor, SLOVENIA

At the WU Campus Vienna

At the WU Campus Vienna


EMERGENCY SHELTER DESIGN PHASE 1
DESIGN WORKSHOP IN COLLABORATION WITH DEMOLA IN PUNE

  • The aim of this workshop was to design a small scalable shelter covering as many human needs as possible, which could be made of any materials or a “sandwich” made from several materials including recycled products. Students came up with designs where easily transportable, readily assembled, and could be used in different types of emergencies.
  • This workshop was done with the user-perspective & feasibility in mind. During the workshop the students experienced an inventive thinking process having a modular and global approach.
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Presentation of ideas.

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The team working at BNCA including the Budapest Mentors


EMERGENCY SHELTER DESIGN PHASE II and II
BUILDING PROTOTYPE IN BUDAPEST, HUNGARY AND PUNE

  • The initial design phase conducted in Pune was brought further to be implemented by building actual scale prototypes with the help of MEGAPLAST in Budapest.
  • The project was done partnering with DEMOLA is an award-winning Finnish innovation ecosystem for students, companies and universities. It is a collaborative open innovation platform where talented university students co-create new solutions to real-life problems with companies and other project partners.
  • The event was a success with built modules and students had hands on experience with the help of machines provided by the company and hosting partners. There was knowledge exchange among students from different cultures and BNCA received further positive response with the interests of students involved with research to visit and learn at BNCA campus Pune.
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Shelter prototype explorations using sensor based technology.
Presentations to the experts in the field

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The team at the exhibition of the developed prototypes.

HOLISTIC VILLAGES INITIATIVE.COLLABORATION WITH
BUS ARCHITECKTUR VIENNA

  • ‘Holistic village’ is a master planning concept that includes planning principles to consider includes the desire for well-designed urban areas easily serviced with efficient infrastructure, mobility for both goods and people.
  • This five days intensive workshop titled ‘HOLISTIC VILLAGES’ conducted at BNCA campus was guided by Dr Laura Spinadel and her team of professional associates from Vienna along with a specialised team of BNCA professors. The mission of the Holistic Villages is to create a critical mass of freethinkers who decide with self-determination to qualify the environment where they co-exist. This unique opportunity was to help the students to gain a different perspective towards shaping and planning holistic societies.

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WORKSHOP ON LANDSCAPE IN TUNISIA AND EXTENSION OF ILLBISIL SCHOOL NAIROBI.

  • Students participated in sketching workshop at the UIK University of IBN KHALDUN, TUNISIA whilst exploring the Berber settlements in south of Tunisia.
  • BNCA designed a structure as part of a school expansion within the Masai Community
  • The primary focus was to help in the extension and interior planning and design of the school building for multipurpose use using old shipping containers to be used as a cafeteria that could cater to the school as well to the tourists passing through the road.
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Exploring South Tunisian Berber settlements

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At the Illbisil School. Nairobi. Understanding the campus for proposing a comprehensive landscape development plan