Saturday, June 22, 2024

Students Design Movable Flood-Proof Houses That Cost Only Rs. 100,000

Students at the University of Karachi (KU) have developed a model for lightweight houses. This model can withstand floods by staying floating. Architecture students presented the economical, environmentally friendly, and mobile design of houses. It is simple to use in flood-affected regions and particularly in villages.

These houses are easy to transport, to different places along with everything inside them. Including items like furniture, crockery, etc. in the event of a flood. Students have raised the walls of the houses up to 15 feet. It is mainly made of bamboo, and several frames were combined to form adjustable and detachable walls that can be removed and converted into a floating boat to rescue lives in crisis. The construction material is also easily available, which facilitates even flood victims to build the houses themselves.

KU’s Engineering Department has declared this model practical and has asked to have it executed as soon as possible. Over 30 million people have been displaced by the recent monsoon floods. Only 4,000 have been given temporary tents that are not even safe and do not protect the rescued people from the elements.

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