Whenever possible, we choose native Nepalese building materials in our projects. Our structures are essentially made out of stone and wood extracted from nearby sawmills and quarries. Additionally, on the whole of our building sites we solely employ local work force.
By these initiatives, our projects participate in boosting the local economy by providing jobs, buying materials, creating a catering service for the workmen
Our construction choices are made following a close analysis of each particular situation, which allows us to opt for robust and durable materials. In our selection of the stone and wood, we employ two criterias ; the quality and the available quantity. In fact, these materials will not be excavated if they deteriorate the area or the landscape, or both. Due to the poor management of raw materials in this country post-catastrophe, we pay close attention to the choice of materials. Beyond our ethical considerations, we increase local people’s awareness on subjects like deforestation, the transformation of river beds, the use of water, etc.
Our building were built to stand up to earthquakes but also the strains of time, hence the use of resistant materials such as rock and wood (that’s where we got ourname!) We do not intervene in the urgencies of the aftermath of a disaster. We allow ourselves time to design our projects hand in hand with the locals in order to create a sustainable architecture.