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Sede Boker- Israel
Arie Rahamimoff was the head of the Desert Architecture Unit at the Ben-Gurion University 1977-1980.
The Desert Architecture Unit (Eli Ilan, Mike Kaplan, Mati Kunes, Naomi Burshtein, Larry Ma'ayan and others - 1978) prepared the planes for this Mud House.
This experimental building demonstrated the desert architecture principles:
- Exposure to low winter sun
- Shading (vines) from summer sun
- Thermal mass
- Cross ventilation
After 40 years since construction the building is still operating successfully and is a very popular residence for the University scholars.
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