Images of Research: Progress through partnership

Sustainable Technology inspired by tradition

Category: Sustainable society

A digital mock up design two machines made from bamboo

Transitioning to sustainable construction and manufacture is a challenge facing countries around the world, however, sometimes history provides the answers. Working with local people and scholars in Thailand, we took inspiration from traditional food processing methods, to design a machine (pictured) to aid the production of interlocking bricks. Made from bamboo, the machine will sieve local, natural materials – like seashells – ensuring building construction is sustainable from end to end.

Entrant: Runda Aduldejcharas , Architecture

Copyright: Runda Aduldejcharas

Collaborators: David Grierson, Niyom Apornram, Ratana Niroram, Boonyaporn Nachoengram, The Energy and Technology Centre for Community (Thailand)