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K-sbah Tower

The project is located in the city of Mila, Algeria near Constantine. The urban fabric is the results of the superposition of historical layers. Mila was founded by the Romans. We can still find traces of ancient ruins, fountains, gates etc. The Muslim city is also very well preserved with vernacular paths and traditional houses, whereas the colonial city has developed a grid plan. The project is based on the analysis of the Algerian urban fabric and the Arab house typologies, reinterpreting the patios as excavations form the mass of the tower and inhabited balconies, the k’bous, being extruded from the fa├žades. Three streets are allowing the building to be ventilated naturally, brick screens and gardens at every level are casting shadows into the apartments.

  • Date: 2014
  • Categories: Residential
  • Client: Mila, Algeria