WOC helps Rwandan women rebuild their war-torn lives from the land
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The 450,000 clay bricks used to construct the circular buildings were hand-pressed with materials found on site, providing a marketable, income-generating skill that also has a low environmental footprint. Modeled after the King's Palace in Southern Rwanda, where dwellings were constructed with woven-reed, the circular structures on site celebrate an architectural tradition that has been swallowed up by modernity. "Our design draws on the delicacy of this vernacular Rwandan construction method with...