This Housing Complex was Built for Doctors and Nurses in Rwanda

By: Ady Floyd - Jul 28, 2015
References: pih.org & dezeen
New York architect Sharon Davis has designed and created a sustainable housing complex for the doctors and nurses of Rwanda. This project is the result of Davis collaborating with ‘Partners in Health.’

The materials used for this housing complex are eco-friendly supplies that came from the local region. The complex is largely made from the use of eucalyptus trees. These trees not only enclose some of the porches and act as walls, they also provide closure to many doorways. The roofing is made using cross-ventilation in order to maintain a cool interior. There is a bricking portion of the complex that creates two houses holding eight people in each building.

The community-focused complex was built directly next to the local hospital, which allows the hospital staff to remain close to work.