FAR has been working on a study that seeks to verify/demonstrate the potential of local industry in Sri Lanka to support and/or accept transformations in the way concrete-based social housing is conceived of and procured.

This by:

  • identifying economic and social elements that are lying dormant within existing cycles of housing development;
  • checking the ability of alternative and geographically available building fabrication systems to become part of the low-income housing supply chain;
  • considering the possibility of integrating unconventional practices, crafts and materials into such systems;
  • defining how the design and planning process could be modified so as to facilitate the implementation of the framework.