Date of Award
Santa Clara : Santa Clara University, 2017.
After the devastating April 2015 Gorkha earthquake in Nepal, entire villages were destroyed and remain unbuilt. In addition, rural subsistence farmers in the village of Takure, Nepal are struggling to provide for their families due to a long seasonal dry season from October to May.8 In order to address this crisis, this team designed and implemented a simple earthbag house with a rooftop rainwater catchment system for homeless villagers in Takure. This single-family house design aimed to address Takure’s most urgent needs by being seismically-resistant, locally sourced, economically feasible, and sustainable. The project also created valuable benefits for the Takure community, including local job creation and empowerment.
Wong, Makena; Carreon, Olivia; and Farah Franco, Nabila, "Design of a Single Family Home and Rooftop Rainwater Catchment System in Nepal Using Earthbag Technology" (2017). Civil, Environmental and Sustainable Engineering Senior Theses. 53.