November 06, 2014
In the series of community development projects by 1+1>2 international architecture JSC, in collaboration with research centers and public health development COHED, the ‘bottle seedling house’ has been built within a rural community affected by HIV and AIDS. The work aims to improve the quality of agriculture, strengthen community connections, and help people with the conditions socially reintegrate.
The land is located next to the sea dyke, with an average of 12 typhoons each year, which presents a big challenge when building. As a result, the architects understood that residence should be shaped to respond to natural disasters, protecting seedlings. The developed strategy has positioned the structure at the foot of the embankment – where it can be sheltered from the wind the most, the concrete pipe foundation can be buried deep underground, and enhanced cross bracing ensures a sustainable bamboo frame system.
With an aesthetic that displays the same design principles applied to wind-sails – a familiar image to the fishing villagers – the house appears as an interesting accent between fields. The combined curves from plastic bottles that sparkle like moving furniture, with strong visual appeal.
Submitted by: Sylvia
Source: Design Boom