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Tomb houses – a remedial approach to save Anfgou

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Tomb houses – a remedial approach to save Anfgou

The project “Tomb houses” is a remedial approach to save Anfgou. Anfgou is a remote region of Morocco that has no infrastructure; in 2006, twenty six children froze to death during a cold period there. 

By providing solar panels, better roofs, protected paths between the houses, and enclosed fireplaces, El Mousghi envisions making these houses, built by nomads from the south, weather resistant – with a long-term view to saving lives.

Forum Details
Forum

Re-inventing Construction
April 13 to April 17, 2010

Project Details
Holcim Forum Prize
2nd prize
Student Poster Competition
Authors
Issam El Mousghy
Main Author
Issam El Mousghy
Ecole Supérieure d’Architecture (EAC) Morocco
LafargeHolcim Foundation
 
     

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