The Yanomami are one of the most numerous indigenous people of the Amazon rainforest. Gathered in small communities, they live in a unique structure named Shabono, a large circular dwelling that perpetuate their communal way of life.
With the New Baris project, Hassan Fathy experimented for a new community a project combining urban planning, social organization, natural passive cooling and vernacular architecture.
With the New Gourna project, Hassan Fathy experimented for traditional communities a project combining urban planning, citizen participation and vernacular architecture.
The Maasai are an ethnic and semi-nomadic group who have developed a vernacular architecture that reflects the socio-economic functioning of their society.
The Fujian Tulou are rural dwellings in the Fujian region of China. The earthen buildings were built by the Hakka people from the 12th century to the 20th century. Their architecture is recognizable for its size, shape, construction technique and above all for its unique function both defensive and organized for the community.
The geography of the Ukivok island is particular for an inhabited island. It’s 1.6km long and is mainly made up of steep rocky coasts and cliffs, without a beach, which makes landing difficult. The island has few natural resources, the animals are mainly birds, and the high vegetation is almost absent. Therefore it seems almost impossible to live there year-round, but for several decades Inupiat people lived on the island in unique houses on stilts.