Rural Home

The project provides a shelter for a potter and his family in a village in Bangladesh by establishing two roofs on the site that each house working and domestic programs. Crafted out of brick, clay tile, mud, bamboo, and several concrete beams, the house costs under $2000 to make. Since a brick house is an aspiration for the client, the otherwise expensive material is used create brick arches that frame and order the spaces, while thin tiles, which are made and fabricated by the client, are assembled into timbrel vaults that form the roof. The resulting spaces are long in plan and flexible in section and are able to accommodate a variety of layouts as well as a mezzanine level for sleeping and storage. Partitions are created with mud and fabric for flexibility and efficiency.






Concept Design