Chapredi Bhuj


A devastating earthquake struck the little village of Chapredi in Bhuj district, Gujarat on 26th January 2001, causing innumerous people to lose their lives, and their houses falling to dust and rubble. The lively involvement of the villagers in the rebuilding process stands out as a unique aspect of the Chapredi project. Cement stabilised earth blocks, moulded from the local earth, helped build the houses in-situ. The bright coloured adornments decorated with mirror-work and tassels keeps the houses rooted in its traditional context.

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