Rai Studio & Architecture for Humanity: Social Sustainability through Construction | sustainable architecture | Scoop.it

A collaborative effort between Rai Studio, Architecture for Humanity and the Norwegian Refugee Council proposes an adobe prototype in Iran, updating traditional construction techniques to address issues of erosion, durability and insulation.



The project has been the result of intense research, following Rai Studio's focus on "social sustainability". This investigation sought to identify habits and beliefs in this group of refugees, from construction techniques and timeframes to the importance and meaning of concepts such as "privacy". 

Upon observation and research, the built structure materialized using traditional construction techniques and materials, replicating the functions of previously existing shelters as well as their spatial qualities.