Nomad pavilion designed to double as shelter and water-collecting tower for Jordanian desert

A concept for a pointed pavilion made from Corten steel pipes and woven goat hair could provide oasis-like respite in the deserts of Jordan.

Architects Dina Haddadin and Rasem Kamal have designed a hybrid shelter and water tower that could provide drinking water, as well as shade in the summer and warmth in the winter.

The concept for the Nomad pavilion was informed by the architecture of indigenous Bedouin’s tents and the structure of Jordan‘s national flower, the black iris. Continue reading

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