Tafilelte Tajdite Housing
Beni Izguen, Algeria
Contemporary social housing based on ancient techniques. The aim was to create a new town that evoked the image of the fortress of Beni Isguen, but was comfortable to live in (light inside yet intimate, warm in the winter yet relatively cool in the summer), with all necessary modern conveniences. Materials are 80 per cent local (stone, lime, plaster and wadi sand), 20 per cent cement and cement derivatives.


Source: Aga Khan Trust for Culture
Location
Beni Izguen, Algeria
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Events
2001
Completed 2011
Dimensions
85,918 m²
Variant Names
Tafilelte Tajdite Housing
Ksar Tafilalt
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Qsar Tafilalt
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K'sar Tafilelte
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Amidoul New Town
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Building Usages
housing development
residential
Keywords
Aga Khan Award for Architecture Nominee
Aga Khan Award for Architecture Shortlisted Project