Architecture students of Karachi University have designed a movable flood-proof house to resolve one of the many issues the country faces with infrastructure during floodings.
Accordingly, 1/3 of the country is under water and thousands of homes have been destroyed leaving millions homeless. This house will not only provide affordable shelter to the families but can also float on water.
The house is priced from PKR 50,000 to PKR 100,00 and is eco-friendly as well as mobile. This means it can be easily relocated to a safer location when the area is on high alert due to flooding.
The material used is bamboo sticks, floor mats and recycled plastic bottles. This is brilliant as it will not only reduce waste but also ensure there is no further damage and the best part is that it will not affect the inhabitant’s lifestyle in any negative way.
KU’s Engineering Department has declared this model practical and has asked to have it executed as soon as possible.
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Moreover, the students behind this moveable flood-proof house explained that harsh weather conditions and floods had influenced them to develop a lightweight model of a house which they designed considering the lifestyle, culture, and traditions of the displaced flood victims.
Visual Studies department lecturer Wajiha Siddiqui remarked that Pakistan will experience the consequences of global warming in the form of natural disasters, which is why it is essential for the country to be prepared for more floods in the next 30 to 50 years.
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