SUBMITTED ENTRIES Oct 16, 2017 7:46:41 GMT -6
Post by honourarc on Oct 16, 2017 7:46:41 GMT -6
The rural dormitory design reflects the ideals and expectations of a building which symbolizes sustainability and functionality in the manner by which it combines indigenous materials, local climates and vernacular activities of the users in order to produce cost effective solution for the inhabitants. The thought process leading up to the final outcome was anchored on the design of a building that satisfies structural logic, facilitates social interaction and can serve as a pride of the community. Considering the climate of the locality and social status, it was paramount to come up with an informed design decision that caters to these parameters in other to achieve stated aims. Firstly, the introduction and placement of screen walls serves to transmit much needed ventilation at varying times of the day, maximize thermal comfort and provide a balanced room condition. Use of hand pressed bricks and plastered mud will help to sustain this thermal balance and ensure a communal participation in the erection of the building due to its simple building method. Subsequently, corridors are employed in other to be able to harness the full potential of daylight which acts as a mechanism to diffuse intensities that may otherwise cause discomfort to the users and also promote social interactions. Additionally, high ceilings, exposed roof structures make passive ventilation possible, contributes to the overall essence of a stable indoor temperature and ultimately enhances the aesthetics of the building.
1. Walling $3000
2. Labour $2500
3. Roofing sheets and members $200
4. Foundations $2000
5. Timber Post, Beams and other wooden framing $700
6. Finishing: $300
7. Miscellaneous: $500
Total $9200 say $9500.