ARCHITECTURE OF NATURE IN TANZANIA
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The saying that architecture affects all aspects of life has been proven in this project which was designed to meet the need for air conditioning without AC. An architect must consider the people and the environment of his creations, in order to create comfort. There are lots the world thought were impossible even in this age of technology that architecture didn’t just proved but brought to reality, such as this Field Laboratory project by Ingvartsen Architects, a Danish architecture studio.
In an effort to challenge the idea that a field laboratory in a hot, tropical climate must be fully air-conditioned by aiming to have the majority of spaces passively cooled, Ingvartsen Architects completed ‘the field laboratory’ on a site situated in the urban area of Mtwara, Southern Tanzania. As a base for public health work researchers, entomology and architectural post-occupancy studies of star homes, the two storey building is a project that was conceived for the purpose of investigating the true impact of improved housing on family health in Tanzania. The idea of introducing large overhangs on the north and south façades and vertical fins on the east and west to increase shading and minimize overheating and glare during the day was the inventive concept upon which this project was achieved.
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