Friday, 5 November 2010
Prithula Prosun has designed and constructed a house in Dhaka, Bangladesh called the "Lift House", which is short for low income flood-proof technology. This eco-friendly house has been designed to provide sustainable housing for low-income communities in flood-prone areas. It floats upwards with rising water levels due to floods and water logging, and returns to ground level as the water recedes. It has been successfully tested and already houses two families.
The project is designed to be completely self sustaining. The rainwater is collected and filtered using a service spine, after which it is recycled through bio-sand filtration, so that it can be used throughout the year. There is also an underground pipe system for urine to go into the garden as a source of nutrients, while the shared composting toilet allows the residents to create compost from human waste that can be sold or applied to the vegetable garden after 10 years of use.