Located in Bahariya Oasis, Tayebat Workers Village is Egypt’s first solar-powered town providing shelter for 350 people. Principal architect Karim Kafrawi says the idea “was to create an architectural character that would smoothly blend into the natural landscape so that from a distance, this rather large building would be discreet, almost invisible expect for the towering stone structures highlighted by the P.V. solar panels reflecting the sky and sun.”
KarmBuild is the Egyptian architectural firm behind the project which uses sustainable construction techniques – working with organic materials and energy-reducing methods.
“The high intensity of the sun along with the wide possible uses of viable natural building materials in these areas open up great possibilities for strong sustainable development solutions in the area,” continues the architect. “We believe there is great potential to change the architectural landscape in these areas to be more self-sufficient, sustainable, and comfortable for occupants.”
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