This is a proposed housing complex for the Ministry of Transportation in Basrah, Iraq. In order to ensure the safety of residents and promote community, we incorporated traditional Middle Eastern spatial configurations and patterns. Each unit is designed as a terrace-type house with a large public open space in the center of each unit. To cool the public indoor spaces such as corridors, we utilized a natural ventilation system based on the principle of the Bernoulli Effect, similar to the wind tower feature found in traditional Middle Eastern architecture. As the housing complex is located near the airport, we placed great emphasis on the aerial view of the complex, utilizing Arabic patterns in the layout to create an appealing and memorable first impression for those flying over the area.
Name: Residential Development in Baghdad
Land Area: 1,856,000m2
Number of Households: 7751
Main Material: Precast Concrete Panel
Location: Basrah, IRAQ
Architecture: EDI inc.
Client: KPM Corp.