An earthen Guest House in

An earthen Guest House in

Architect
Alia Bengana architecte

Felicia revay
Location
Timimoun, Algeria
Category
Private Houses

An earthen Guest House in

Alia Bengana architecte as Architects

The palm grove of Timimoun is one of the most beautiful in Algeria, it opens onto a large erg and a sea of sand dunes. This palm grove is already under threat, and concrete blocks are replacing traditional adobe bricks. The client wanted to create a holiday home that could be transformed into a guest house.


We proposed a contemporary project inspired by vernacular architecture articulated around two patios, using exclusively local materials for the shell, adobe bricks made with the earth from the site and stones from a nearby quarry. The stone walls are oriented perpendicular to the prevailing winds.


The house is fully naturally ventilated, and a device called OFF-GRID BOX makes the house 80% autonomous (electricity production, solar water heater, rainwater recovery, recycling and reuse of the US and EV by micro filtering.

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