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Refugee

2017

James Madison University

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Raaxo: A Post-Refugee Landscape, Bailey M. Riales May 2017

Raaxo: A Post-Refugee Landscape, Bailey M. Riales

Senior Honors Projects, 2010-current

raaxo: a post-refugee landscape

sited in dadaab, kenya // raaxo is a transformation of the current landscape that works with harsh conditions of sun and wind to provide spaces of dwelling and gathering, improving refugee comfort by initiating a sense of community. tall, mechanical screens protect against the strong desert winds, while also creating a build-up of sand. overtime, the sand build-up forms an exterior barrier around the community and dwelling spaces, and creates a fa├žade on the interior. Other designed screens are placed opposite the formed community spaces, providing shade from the desert sun for the refugees. throughout the span ...