The Basuna Mosque is located in the hot & arid village of Basuna, Sohag, Egypt, over a site amidst a noisy, dusty and densely constructed area with encroaching residential buildings, a cemetery, cattle frequently moving back and forth (...)
In partnership with the Spiti Projects Charity, the Auroville Earth Institute has designed and built theKaza Eco- Community Centre with key participation of villagers in Kaza and local earth craftsmen of the Spiti Valley. The centre (...)
This amazing Nubian Vault* building, inaugurated on Dec 4th 2016, is one of AVN's major recent achievements in Senegal. Financed in part by the French Conseil Départemental des Yvelines, in collaboration with the NGO Le Partenariat (...)
The project proposes an intervention and a transversal approach with a unifying concept that is clear, coherent and legible, across different scales and across different disciplines.
Landscape, topographic, climatic and architectural design and integration guided the first steps of the project.
The functional aspect was developed immediately in parallel so as to respond very precisely and adequately to the practical nature of the building. Beside the functional aspect, the human aspect, well-being and well-working, guided the architecture of the project: what spaces, what lights, what views, what relations with the outside ...
Naturally, environmental respect and wood (local) material are the guidelines of the project, both in terms of architecture and landscape, structure and special techniques: the building is very compact, passive, wood-fired, ventilated with heat recovery, responsible water management contributes to the landscape and biodiversity ...
It is a modest intervention, serving the forest and the community, which is simple, functional and poetic, within a grandiose site.