An extended family wishes to rebuild the ruins of a patriarch, to create a place where they can once again gather. The material of the ruins (earth, stone) will be re-used for the new familial structure.

The design proposes to adhere to the former footprint, while establishing a new series of interrelated volumes with their own proportions.  Speaking with one another while keeping a proper distance.  In this way, new spaces and connections emerge. The conversation can begin. 

Sightlines are carefully calibrated.  Corridors usher visitors comfortably inwards.  A heavy wooden door closes with certainty. At the heart of the complex is the majlis, a slender attenuated room, indirectly lit.  One descends into the rooms, feels obliged to sit and gaze upwards.  The feeling of arrival.

Commissioned Proposal