Our proposal is a gentle earthen form, emerging from the slope of the upper plateau at the proposed site. Formed from the land it sits upon, this block is defined by its’ pakhsa wall. It is perforated with light and adorned with symbolic afghan tiles that will glimmer in the high altitude sun. Situated parallel to the great Buddha cliffs, the building orientation maximizes views of the valley and surrounding mountains. The building is intended to have a prominent presence in the Bamiyan valley, while maintaining a sense of belonging with the local architecture. Given the community-oriented program and complimentary vernacular construction, we see this design as the first step in a larger effort to raise cultural awareness, creating a sense of stewardship and the celebration of heritage and opportunity.
Unbuilt - 2014
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Latvia understands the importance of sustainable design and the preservation of its natural resources. This is demonstrated by Latvia’s abundant reserves, parks, forests, and nature monuments. This project will focus on the idea of eco tourism by promoting the importance of conservation and sustainable design. It is designed to be off-grid and to have as little impact on the environment as possible. The buildings are arranged in a manner that creates a small village. This “eco village” will serve as an educational tool as well as a gathering place for meditation, yoga and other events that help promote a connection with nature.
Meditation Camp - Nature Retreat
Unbuilt - 2017
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