PROJECTS

Our work is based on an in-depth study of local culture and the environment. The rediscovery of ancient traditional techniques and the use of local natural materials merged with cutting-edge technology.

Warka Village

The WV is an integrated community designed to host from 50 to 100 people, from Pygmies and other local ethnic groups of Cameroon, South Region, in need to live with dignity. An example of collaboration with the local community, on how to construct using indigenous techniques and local natural materials that respect the cultural identity of the place. An architecture handmade by local artisans, heroic and surprising. A cultural center of social aggregation with qualities spaces. An example of how we can live in harmony with nature.

Warka Tower

The Warka Tower is designed to harvest water from the atmosphere (rain, fog, dew) providing an alternative water source for rural populations that face challenges accessing drinkable water. It is a passive structure, it functions only by natural phenomena such as gravity, condensation & evaporation. Easy to maintain it is operated autonomously by the villagers. The design depends on the local environment: meteorological conditions, site geomorphological characteristics, local indigenous culture, natural materials available.

Warka House

It is a sustainable residential unit built with local natural materials. It is inspired by traditional African houses, improving the drawbacks and keeping the cultural features. It offers higher standards of hygiene and comfort thanks to the insulated floor, rain waterproof roof, natural ventilation, and mosquito protection. A healthy, fresh, and comfortable indoor environment. Designed to contribute to well-being, through a connection to the dynamics of nature. The footprint area of 24 m2 (8x3m), can host a family of 7 members.

Warka Sanitation

Warka Sanitation provides safe water for washing (sanitation and personal hygiene) and adequate latrines. With a dry system, human waste is turned into useful compost. With separated facilities (men/women), each toilet has 2 outlets: for urine and excrement (liquid / solid waste). Instead of flushing, the soil is added so that the excrement dries out quicker. Once the solid waste is dry, the resulting manure can be spread on the ground. The Urine, diluted, it is used as a natural fertilizer.

Warka Kitchen

The Warka Kitchen is a common space for the community for food preparation in a safe and controlled environment. It is also a social space for the villagers to eat together. The preparation of food takes place in a hygienic and well-organized setting for the preparation of traditional food. Observing good rules of hygiene in the design, building, and organization of the workplace helps to deal effectively with potential hazards and to ensure food safety.

Warka Clinic

The Warka CLinic provides access to basic quality and affordable health care. In partnership with “Unite for Health” the WC provide health services such as general consultations, laboratory screening, pre-pharmacy with essential drugs, maternal and child health services, maternity space and delivery room, immunization services, general health education, traditional natural medicine. Our model of healthcare integrates the culture and traditional medicine practices of the indigenous people.

Warka Garden

The Warka Garden provides food for the community. The vegetables can be sold to the local market so it can also be a source of revenue for the community. It represents an investment to implement economical possibilities. The WG is modular and varies in size. An efficient water irrigation system will be adopted to optimize the usage of the water. A nursery for growing the seeds will be integrated and a seeds bank collecting local indigenous species will be implemented.

Warka Solar

Provides electrical energy from sunlight. This can bring a big change in community lifestyle, giving the chance to practice activities after the sunset as well as to recharge devices such as mobile phones. W-Solar is designed as a modular system depending on the necessity, the project scale, and the available budget. It is conceived in a way that the system can be implemented within the time starting with a basic module.

Warka STORAGE

It is the community food storage space for the preservation of dry grains, roots, tubers, bananas, and plantains. At the core of the pavilion, there is a circular traditional earth grains storage constructed following the ancient traditional techniques. Vegetable and crop production is seasonal, but food security depends on a regular and sustainable supply of food throughout the year. This is why an adequate crop and food system is needed to ensure equitable and adequate supplies to the villagers.

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