architecture

Building of the week: Tayebat Workers Village

Here’s a project that brings together several aspects of progressive architecture: integrated renewable energy, local and natural materials, and design for the poor.

egypt-village

This is Tayebat Workers Village in Egypt, designed to blend in with its desert surroundings and unobtrusively house 300 people. I like the way it combines modern technology with traditional techniques to deliver a building that looks like in belongs in the landscape.

In fact, it rose quite literally from the ground it stands on. The development is 90% earth and sandstone gathered on site, dramatically reducing the building’s embodied emissions.

The village includes a mosque, communal bathrooms and kitchens, and will be used to accommodate seasonal workers on a nearby oasis farm.

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