Home for Bedouins (Winning Project)

Ahmad Yehya
American University of Beirut
Name(s) of instructor(s): 
George Arbid
Brief About The Project: 

This project is located in the Biqa’ Valley in Lebanon. It addresses the issue of linking vernacular architecture with contemporary needs. The project also challenges current concrete-based construction practices. It is a built project that was created for a family of five who are among the thousands of residents in the area living in tents. By using sun-dried mud bricks and recycled plastic containers and bottles, this eco-friendly housing prototype was built on a very limited budget and incorporates design features that meet the needs of its inhabitants.

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