The prototype dwelling consists of a bamboo structure, tree branches and walls made out of mud. The tree branches came from a number of trees the mayor of Kermanshah had removed for a transit project. The cost of each unit is $900 USD and the team aims to build 10 to 20 dwellings in total. The 25-day workshop provided participating students with the opportunity to learn sustainable earth architecture construction methods complementing their academic curriculum in design. The first prototype structure will serve as a student pavilion at the University of Razi.
As a result of the project in Kermanshah, the team has been invited to participate in the festival Grains D'Isère 2012 in France. Teams will build an entire village for children using different earth architecture techniques. The workshop, entitled "The houses of the Three Little Pigs," is based on a scientific and artistic approach exposing children to natural materials in a way that creates awareness on the richness and diversity of their environment.
The prototype dwelling consists of a bamboo structure, tree branchesand walls made out of mud. The tree branchescame from a number of trees the mayor of Kermanshah had removed from a transit project!