The result of both the client's and architect's desire to create a private residence that had a positive impact was three-fold: sustainable, social and cultural. Built with compressed earth bricks stabilised with eight-percent Portland cement using soil excavated on site, then fabricated by masons trained on site, this house features two bedrooms, two baths, kitchen and living area. A separate garage, caretaker's quarters, utility building, outdoor bar/grill and cellar are found on the site with a man-made pond, a jacuzzi and a natural swimming pool relying on a plant filtration system. The home is independently powered by a hybrid alternative energy system using solar panels and a wind turbine.
Source: Aga Khan Trust for Culture