Earth-based housing matures for Afghan refugees in Iran

Earth-based housing matures for Afghan refugees in Iran

  • by Architecture for Humanity
  • Jan 18, 2013
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Tehran-based Rai Studio has completed two earth-based structures for Afghan refugees in central Iran, that we first mentioned last November.

We are also happy to report the project has gotten more eyes via Domus, with completed images of the structure with project and process details. The units were designed based on Afghan living habits and incorporate passive sustainability into a traditional medium.

Last month Rai Studio posted a 17-day time lapse of the side-by-side houses in construction:

Great thanks to Mehrnoush for putting it together!

For even more project information visit the Worldchanging pages for the adobe dome house and orthogonal house.