The Dutch firm 'Design Indaba' recently launched a project that involves building homes out of salt blocks. As global desertification becomes a pressing issue, many drought-prone regions have begun looking for innovative housing solutions. This new project uses an unlikely material to produce sustainable shelters.
'The Salt Project' involves designing a series of homes out of unique building blocks. These blocks are made up of compressed salt, which is equally as strong as packed earth and other natural construction materials. The salt blocks can be molded into rounded shapes, which are ideal for desert architecture. In addition to providing a sturdy building material, the blocks also reflect the sun and help keep homes cool on the inside.
The innovative project provides a unique solution for housing residents in drought-prone areas and other desert communities.