Innovative Orphanage Design in Thailand

Innovative Orphanage Design in Thailand

Trent Johnson
Jan 8, 2010

These seemingly modern prefab sheds are actually the basis of an innovative orphanage designed by TYIN, a student-run Norwegian non-profit organization that specializes on humanitarian architecture. Their Soe Ker Tie House is one such recently completed project in Thailand.

Completed in February of 2009 by TYIN, the huts utilize local materials and are constructed from bamboo harvested a few kilometers from the building site. Design challenges included drinking water, passive cooling and sewage disposal. A special roof shape allows effective and natural ventilation while at the same time collecting rain. The compound now houses 50 children.

Image credit: TYIN

Via: Tiny House Design

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