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Shams Library / Smart Structure for Refugees

“Shams Library”
Smart Structures for Refugee Facilities; Architecture Students at AUB design and build a smart climate responsive library in the Kayani refugee school in Majd el Anjar..

Objectives:
Sustainable Design, Socially Conscious and healthy learning conditions.

Design:
Three hinged frame system to for rapid construction and material optimization.
Climate responsive strategies utilizing geothermal ducts for ventilation (cooling and heating).
Earth-bag envelope to maximize thermal phase shifting (thermal mass).
Optimized daylight quality.
Low E roof for solar radiation protection.
Montessori color scheme inspirational learning

Client / Manufacturer

DI-LAB (Design Impact Laboratory)

DI-LAB (Design Impact Laboratory)
Beirut, Lebanon

Client / Manufacturer

DI-LAB (Design Impact Laboratory)

DI-LAB (Design Impact Laboratory)
Beirut, Lebanon

Design

Karim Najjar

Karim Najjar
Beirut, Lebanon