Sustainable by design 2050

An initiative of the UIA

Velux model home 2020





Palmyra House

Palmyra House

Palmyra House is situated within a functioning coconut plantation on the edge of the Arabean Sea and is positioned in order to preserve as many trees as possible. Approached holistically both in its abstract conception and its physical construction, the project employs a combination of culturally and ecologically sensitive practices: a regional sourcing of materials, the use of local laborers and craftspeople in all levels of construction, and an emphasis on hand-crafted elements.

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