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Localtalks

Localtalks

By Localworks
Conversations about Green Design, Architecture and Construction in East Africa.
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03.20 - Building With Straw: A Suitable Construction Material for East Africa?
Our third session of 2020, held on 16th December, was dedicated to two speakers, Andy Horn and Eckardt Dauck, who introduced us to two very different ways of building with straw. Andy Horn who is a South African Architect and Principal of Eco Design Architects with over 24 years of experience demystified the notion of building with straw bales. He also showcased previously completed projects, shared his experiences and findings as well as the various experimentations his firm has done with the material. We were also delighted about the presence of the founder of Zero Carbon Designs, Eckardt Dauck, who presented to us his made-in-Uganda Zero Carbon straw panel, and how it is being used in construction throughout East Africa. To know more about the Localtalks sessions, subscribe to our mailing list: https://mailchi.mp/983d1a545f67/localtalks-subscribe, head over to the Localworks website: localworks.ug/ OR email randi@localworks.ug
01:56:22
March 29, 2021
02.20 - Planning a Green Future: The Physical Development Plans for Kampala and Uganda with Prof. Yigal Tzamir, Dr. Richard Irumba and Silas Anguzu
Listen in as Prof. Yigal Tzamir, one of the main authors of the Kampala Physical Development Plan as well as the National Physical Development Plan for Uganda introduces the plans and also talks about progress made so far in their implementation. All this followed by a discussion involving Dr. Richard Irumba (KCCA) and Mr. Silas Anguzu (Urban Planner) as well as an interested audience. To know more about the Localtalks sessions, subscribe to our mailing list: https://mailchi.mp/983d1a545f67/localtalks-subscribe, head over to the Localworks website: localworks.ug/ OR email randi@localworks.ug
02:04:32
March 26, 2021
01.20 - Building With Earthbags with Felix Holland and Edson Agume
Our first topic is “Building with earthbags”, an ancient building technology that is somewhat having a revival due to its low cost and low environmental impact. This audio recording is from a live webinar that was hosted on 18th June, 2020.  The presentation is by Felix Holland (architect) and Edson Agume (engineer) To know more about the Localtalks sessions, subscribe to our mailing list: https://mailchi.mp/983d1a545f67/localtalks-subscribe, head over to the Localworks website: http://localworks.ug/ OR email randi@localworks.ug
01:18:27
July 1, 2020