Reengineering Traditional & Indigenous Design and Construction practices
Traditional design, building materials and construction practices are generally accepted to be low-carbon, climate and context responsive and climate resilient. However, with the pressures of scale, speed and modern building standards, they’ve come to be looked as niche solutions that cannot be translated at scale. To be main streamed again requires reengineering and innovation in manufacturing and application, capacity building and possibly also an image-change. This session opens up a discussion on examples and approaches for mainstreaming traditional design, materials and construction practices.