with eyes open wide
A wonderful example of an architecture firm designing for sustainability and the local region, rather than simply bringing an outside design which has been used over and over again from a different part of the world.
a.g.o.r.a architects went above an beyond to create dormitories for the Mae Tao Clinic in the Thai town of Mae Sot. This organisation cares for refugees and immigrants, mainly coming from Myanmar because of the ongoing conflict. They have schools and orphanages which needed more dormitories for the students.
The buildings are made with all local materials, which the local people are familiar working with. The largest cost is for timber, which was purchased recycled from old buildings in town. When the dormitories are no longer needed in the future, the timber can be sold for 80% of it’s purchase price.
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