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Clay brick education centre in Rwanda by Dominikus Stark Architekten

Brick and wicker education centre in Rwanda by Dominikus Stark

Red brick buildings wrap around an elevated piazza at this education centre in Rwanda by German office Dominikus Stark Architekten.

County Cork Painter’s Studio / LOCAL

County Cork Painter’s Studio / LOCAL

Completed in 2006 in Ireland. A repeat client from New York approached LOCAL to turn an old stone barn on his wife’s family farm compound in Ireland into a painter’s studio and...

Naust paa Aure by TYIN tegnestue Architects

Naust paa Aure by TYIN Tegnestue | Dezeen

Strips of glazing wrap the walls and roof of a timber waterside summerhouse in Aure, Norway. Designed by architects TYIN Tegnestue, the building is made of materials that were salvaged from a dilapidated boathouse on the site, plus new grey-patinated pine. Flaps in the facade lift upwards to open the interior onto a deck. Interior walls are lined

Shingled community centres by Sophus Søbye Arkitekter face into Copenhagen parkland.

Sophus Søbye designs shingled community centres in Copenhagen

Cedar shingles and slats cover the gables of this village hall and scout hut, which sit behind a concrete wall on the edge of Copenhagen's Søndermarken park

HOUS.E+ by Polifactory

HOUS.E+ sustainable house by Polifactory

Sustainable rammed earth house by Polifactory that generates energy from a rooftop lake.

Teahouse by Takeshi Hayatsu and Kristin Trommler

Teahouse by Takeshi Hayatsu and Kristin Trommler | Dezeen

Takeshi Hayatsu and Kristin Trommler of London studio 6a Architects collaborated with students at Cardiff University to build a timber-framed tea house with wattle and daub panels. The teahouse measures two by two metres, the size of two tatami mats, and was constructed with simple techniques and locally sourced materials. The students coppiced hazel wands from the

Wind and Water Bar by Vo Trong Nghia

Wind and Water Bar by Vo Trong Nghia

Thatched bamboo dome at the centre of a lake in Vietnam by Vo Trong Nghia.

Takern Visitor Centre by Wingardhs

Tåkern Visitor Centre by Wingårdhs

Thatched visitor centre by architects Wingårdhs for Sweden's Lake Tåkern, the annual nesting habitat for over a hundred species of bird.

The School of Visual Arts of Oaxaca / Taller de Arquitectura-Mauricio Rocha

The School of Visual Arts of Oaxaca / Taller de Arquitectura - Mauricio Rocha

Completed in 2008 in Mexico. Images by Rafael Carrillo, Luis Gordoa , Sandra Pereznieto . The School of Visual Arts of Oaxaca was developed at the request of the artist Francisco Toledo, in collaboration with the Universidad Autonoma...

Kontum Indochine Cafe by Vo Trong Nghia Architects

Kontum Indochine Cafe with conical bamboo columns by Vo Trong Nghia

Waterside cafe at the Kontum Indochine Hotel in Vietnam designed by Vo Trong Nghia Architects and filled with conical bamboo columns.

Mass Design Uses Local Materials, Simple Technologies to Build Modern Hospital in Rwanda : TreeHugger

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Villanueva’s Public Library / Meza + Piñol + Ramírez + Torres

Completed in 2006 in Villanueva, Colombia. Introduction If sustainable buildings can be understood as the resourceful result from the use of local materials, local workforce, economical...

School in Chimundo by Bergen School of Architecture - Dezeen

School in Chimundo by Bergen School of Architecture | Dezeen

Students from the Bergen School of Architecture in Norway have built a school building in a Mozambique village using sand bags, bottles and grass. The building consists of an enclosed room for computers and a more flexible space with grass doors for English lessons, divided by a large sliding door. A reinforced-concrete frame was filled

Why I Created a Database to Document African Vernacular Architecture

Gallery of Why I Created a Database to Document African Vernacular Architecture - 2

Image 2 of 14 from gallery of Why I Created a Database to Document African Vernacular Architecture. Photograph by Larsen Payá

Suoi Re Village Community House / Kiến Việt

Suoi Re Village Community House / 1+1>2 Architects

Completed in 2010 in . All year round most villagers go to the towns and cities to earn for their living. The rest stay home and continue to grow rice very hard. The...

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Umubano Primary School / MASS Design Group

Completed in 2010 in Kigali, Rwanda. Images by Iwan Baan. Background In 2007, UK charity A Partner In Education (APIE), as part of its mission to boost education in Africa, committed to building a new...