In our last report we told we about Jaaga, an innovative architectural innovative the Kranti family visited and met.
Jaaga is a rack supported building. It is built primarily from heavy duty warehouse shelving components called pallet racks. Meant for supporting pallets of heavy material at multiple levels in a warehouse the pallet rack uprights support loads of 4 tons each and the beams support loads of 1.5 tons per pair. Pallet racks are readily available all over the planet. They can be assembled and modified easily with out the need of cranes or any other special equipment. In the Jaaga designs the buildings are free standing and do not require a significant foundation.
Jaaga agreed to design a pallet rack building for Kranti's too. This will be an eco-friendly building using solar energy to power lights, it will recycle water, have a compost pit and be insulated with a layer of vegetation on the outside. This building will also house Kranti's feminist cafe and bookstore, the profits of which will feed into our non-profit work of empowering marginalised women, and pushing us towards self-sustainability.
The designs have now come through and attached here for your eyes only!
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