This project replaces an existing dilapidated guesthouse with a new multifunctional building. The new structure restores and enhances a historic Paati – a type of covered public space – that was damaged in the 2015 earthquake. Wrapped around the Paati with its carefully restored 100-year old carved wooden columns and insets is a plinth design with a water tank at the center. The tank is used to collect and store water to enhance disaster preparedness.
This project is supported by TATA Center of Technology and Design and is being implemented in partnership with Kathmandu based not-for-profit organization, Lumnati Support Group for Shelter
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