The design of the Mud House is based on a modular element made from resources available on site. It gives the opportunity to local people to actively take part in the production of the building, contributing with their unique pot-making skills. The process reinterprets the tradition and culture of the local crafts. 

The traditional vases are geometrically solids of revolution and from the observation of this feature the module has taken its shape. It has been optimized in order to create space-filling elements with the smallest possible gap and the maximum adhering surface when combined in a regular pattern.

The modular elements are light enough to be handled by one person yet their size allows a quicker construction time with fewer modules compared to conventional construction techniques such as brick masonry.

Mud House


Reinventing the mud hut

Competition entry