Four Projects-Bhutan

bhutan bank

Bank of Bhutan HQ-

Designer: MNC.One, http://www.mnc-one.com/home

Design Rationale/Concept: To create a functional and a positive workspace where people feel invited to enter, rather than forced.

Where is it designed for? What country or market is it targeting?: It’s designed solely to be used as the banks headquarters and to provide facilities for the workers.  It’s specifically designed for Bhutan and is culturally responsive.

Client: Bank of Bhutan; (http://www.bob.bt/)

 

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Hospital at Mongar Bhutan-

Designer: Arvind Krishan, (http://arvindkrishan.com/)

Design Rationale/Concept: To create a safe environment with quality facilities, that integrates traditional and modern Bhutanese building techniques.

Where is it designed for? What country or market is it targeting?: Designed specifically to cope with major primary, secondary and tertiary health issues.

Client: Bhutanese Government; (http://www.bhutan.gov.bt/government/)

bhutan monestry

Bhutan Elder Sangha Sanctuary-

Designer: TsAO & McKOWN  , (http://www.tsao-mckown.com/#/home/)

Design Rationale/Concept: To create a small village that allows senior monks to ‘age-in-place’. The buildings are intended to serve as a model across Bhutan and were designed to be easily replicable (and adaptable) using only the building methods typically employed by the families and community groups that customarily band together when new buildings are needed.

Where is it designed for? What country or market is it targeting?: Targeting Bhutan specifically as it integrates the classical architecture and the families through replicable designs.

Client: Zhung Dratshang Central Monastic Body

 

bamboo house

Bamboo Pioneered in Bhutanese Construction-

Designer: INBAR (International Network for Bamboo and Rattan), (http://www.inbar.int/)

Design Rationale/Concept: To create a strong house design that utilises bamboos qualities and strengths, so that the forests stay preserved and houses are able to withstand earthquakes.

Where is it designed for? What country or market is it targeting?: Designed specifically for Bhutan through it’s culturally aware design and look to combat earthquakes.

Client: Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry Bhutan; (http://www.bhutan.gov.bt/government/ministries.php)

 

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