To support the development of local capacaties by a collective construction process responsible choices of material and construction method have to be made.
A Design which accomodates users needs can be reached through integrative planning workshops and a construction method that combines -easy to transfer know how, apropriate technologies and which is workable for adaption.
The main demand on the material lies on the availability for the prospective users- financially and geographically.
The ecological aspect is served through local networks and by meeting climate requirements in design and use of material. Orientation with the sun, elements that provide heat storage, shading , ventilation for cooling and material with insulation capacaties reduce operation costs and support autonomy.
As conditions of the area are very well known the main material for walls and ceiling elements will be a mixture of straw and clay (cob). The bearing structure is designed under aspects of prefabrication and a modular system to adress individual needs and providing asset.
Multifunctional space for Communal Activities is simultainously providing the main construction principals and work as showpiece for housing typologies to lay the foundation on housing upgrade and the construction co-operative.