Public Archive Ghadames
My final project as an architecture student. We traveled to the desert town of Ghadames in Libya, where for centuries the inhabitants have had to adapt to the extreme heat. Our research upon returning to London focused on shadow mapping, lighting and heat control, and with my particular project, minimizing impact on the land. My building is therefore constructed from rammed earth, a building method with which the local builders already have experience with. Rammed earth is one of the lowest impact ways to construct buildings, especially in desert areas like Ghadames where the lack of rain means no cement needs to be added to the mix.