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DAY & NIGHT SHELTER FOR BOYS


Day care facility and night shelter facility to keep boys off the streets of Mumbai 

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DAY & NIGHT SHELTER FOR BOYS


Day care facility and night shelter facility to keep boys off the streets of Mumbai 

DAY & NIGHT SHELTER FOR 100 STREET CHILDREN

Mumbai, India - November 2013 to October 2014

Done in partnership with Municipal Corporation of Greater India,  Salaam Baalak Trust, Space Matrix annd DBS Bank.

In 2011, Supreme Court of India ruled that all cities in India need to provide for one homeless shelter per 100,000 population for at least 50 persons. The Andheri shelter was designed for 100 children on a piece of land and abandoned building donated by the government. The shelter is now used as a day care facility during day and a sleeping place for street children at night. The interior spaces are designed for flexibility. Exterior spaces are designed for workshops, recreation, gardening and events. 

In Mumbai, there are children who sleep on the streets whose families can’t even afford to live in slums. There are more than 200,000 families like this in Mumbai or over one million people.


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SMILE VILLAGE


A village that provides life skills to improve incomes and the quality of life of slum families.

SMILE VILLAGE


A village that provides life skills to improve incomes and the quality of life of slum families.


COMMUNITY SHELTER AND SCHOOL FACILITIES FOR 160 FAMILIES

Phnom Penh, Cambodia - May 2014 onwards

Done in partnership with Solutions to end Poverty, Pour un Sourire D'Enfant and URBN Arc.

After 20 years of helping homeless children gain access to good educational and job opportunities, Pour un Sourire d’Enfant realised that, in order to achieve long term systemic change, it will have to take care of the children’s families too. In this regard, bB is helping its partners develop a 2.2 hectare site to accommodate 160 homeless families. Family members are being trained in skilled jobs including construction. Children are provided access to childcare and school facilities.

The first phase of this project which involved the construction of 48 homes, child care and community centers was completed and turn over in September 2015.


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ETANIA SCHOOL


Prototype school to provide stateless children access to education 

ETANIA SCHOOL


Prototype school to provide stateless children access to education 

PROTOTYPE SCHOOL FOR 350 CHILDREN OF MIGRANT WORKERS

Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

Under construction in 2016 | Done in partnership with Architecture BRIO, Matakana Educational Consulting. 

In Sabah, on the Malaysian island of Borneo, there are 50,000 stateless children who have become marginalised and have no access to education due to their migrant status. These are children of illegal or legal Indonesian and Filipino migrant labourers who come to Sabah to seek work at plantations for a better life.

A lightweight module for a classroom was designed which would float over shipping containers, serve as foundations and, house storage and services. Classrooms will be well protected from any flooding and will be naturally cool by capturing the breeze. The building’s openness and integration with the site will create new learning opportunities for the students.

30 schools across the island of Sabah are planned to be built within the next 10 years.

 


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KONCHUR SUSTAINABLE MODEL VILLAGE


A first step towards an open defecation free village

KONCHUR SUSTAINABLE MODEL VILLAGE


A first step towards an open defecation free village


WATER & SANITATION PROJECT FOR 500 FAMILIES

Konchur, India - July 2015 onwards

Done in partnership with ArchitectureBRIO.

The main objective of this projecct is to build appropriately designed toilets and provide sanitation facilities as a means to improve health, lifestyle, dignity (especially for women and girls), and social equality, as well as to create new livelihood and income opportunities for the villagers of Konchur. 


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SERANGAN REDEVELOPMENT


Revival and redevelopment of old fishing villages with new opportunites for livelihood

SERANGAN REDEVELOPMENT


Revival and redevelopment of old fishing villages with new opportunites for livelihood


VILLAGE REDEVELOPMENT FOR 3,800 PEOPLE

Bali, Indonesia - October 2014 onwards

Done in partnership with Kura Kura Bali and GUASL.

Serangan is an island off the coast of Bali, consisting of seven villages with a population of 3,800 people. Fishing, which has always been the primary livelihood of its residents, is no longer viable due to water contamination that has worsened over the years. This has resulted in high unemployment rates. bB is developing a set of urban development strategies complemented with catalytic architectural interventions to revive the villages with alternative livelihoods and network them back into the rest of the Balinese community.


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NEPAL TRANSITIONAL SCHOOL


A temporary school to transition children back to normalcy post-disaster.

NEPAL TRANSITIONAL SCHOOL


A temporary school to transition children back to normalcy post-disaster.

Nepal - May 2015 onwards

In partnership with ArchitectureBRIO

Soon after the earthquake in Nepal in May 2015, there was an urgent need to restore the educational infrastructure. Tens of thousands of school buildings had been damaged, and students had no place to go and study. For more than a month, schools had been closed, and students were losing precious time. Government started to give away free tin sheets for temporary buildings to be built since permanent structures would take a longer time, and require far more resources.        

bB, after its involvement in emergency relief work in Nepal, came up with concepts for primary school buildings. The buildings are designed as modules of two classrooms to fit 24 students each. The building envelope is made from tin sheets provided free, and the structure is proposed in bamboo. To protect  from noise, specially that of rain, tarpaulin sheets were proposed to be hung from eaves, and a bamboo mat false ceiling were proposed. The walls could also be upgraded later with mud plaster for insulation. 

The transitional school cold be completely disassembled when permanent buildings were to be built and all materials reused.


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