30 Jan '17, 2pm

Rammed earth and bamboo cultural center keeps naturally cool in Senegal

Rammed earth and bamboo cultural center keeps naturally cool in Senegal

Constructed with a team of 35 local workers over the course of a year, Thread is topped by an undulating thatched roof designed to facilitate rainwater collection, provide shade, and promote natural ventilation. The building structure was built from a bamboo framework fitted with rammed earth bricks that help absorb heat during the day and dissipates warmth at night. Site-specific solar conditions were taken into consideration when orienting the building spaces to minimize glare and unwanted solar heat gain.

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