• Two projects for Afghan refuges

  • Two projects for Afghan refuges

A collaborative effort between EMC (Esfahk Mud Center), 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.

Location: Afghan Refugee Camp, Kerman, Iran

Site area: 10 x 10 metres

Area of intervention: 30 square metres

Material: Mud bricks (handmade, sun-dried)

Number bricks: 6,000 (25 x 25 x 10 cm)

Completion: October 2012

Client: Norwegian Refugee Council

Norwegian Refugee Council Support: Roberto Vila-Sexto, Arjang Abdolahi, Shiva Zendedel

Architecture for Humanity Support: Kate Stoher, Frederika Zipp

Lead Architects: Pouya Khazaeli Parsa, Mehrnoosh Khalooghi

Design Team: Bahar Amirinanlou, Nasim Vakili, Mohammad Abdolrezazadeh, Sanaz Jafari

Collaborator: Elyas Baghe