The exploratory mud structure project, designed and built by Architecture for Humanity Tehran (Rai Studio) + Architecture Faculty of Razi University, demonstrates a strong focus on humanitarian design through sustainable and low budget construction methodologies. The workshop not only provided the students with an enriched academic experience, but the opportunity to reach out to an underdeveloped region. More images and their description after the break. The following text is by Ken Smith from the Headquarter of Architecture for Humanity in San Francisco: After spending several months with us in our headquarters office, our good friend and colleague, Pouya Khazaeli, returned to his native Iran to begin work on an exploratory mud structure project in Kermanshah, Iran. He and his ambitious team of designers and university students are eager to spread the practice of humanitarian design, and have a particular interest in sustainable and inexpensive construction techniques for the undeveloped region on the border between western Iran and eastern Iraq.
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