HM Design audited the prototype villa design of the local Architect and created passive design techniques to help cool the buildings without the use of air-conditioning. HM Design also collaborated in the design of a prototype villa. The project uses rammed earth as a building technology, which records as a first in the region. The ‘earth walls” are made from the earth crust found on the site, which means it has minimal impact on the environment. The project aims to provide a sustainable architecture for the Petra region and to offer ecologically sensitive and culturally appropriate design assistance to local Bedouins who were also involved in the construction. The main building that houses the Reception, Lounge, Dining, Kitchen, Stores and Back of House was constructed in late 2019.
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