These two prototypes for inexpensive dwellings in rural environments were built at a very low cost and made to resist seismic activity. With their metallic frames and adobe walls they demonstrate how traditional buildings can be adapted with relatively straightforward new technologies to withstand earthquakes. Intended to maintain traditional lifestyles, the units can be constructed at a price attainable by the majority of the local population.
Amonite Complex Presentation Panels. Courtesy of Architect. Geneva: Aga Khan Award for Architecture, 2010.
Presentation panels are drawings, images, and text graphically prepared by the architect and submitted to the Aga Khan Award for Architecture during the later round of the Award cycle. The portfolios are kept in the Aga Khan Trust for Culture Library for consultation purposes.