This rammed earth school in Ghana school cost only $13,976 to build

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This amazing school in rural Ghana was built in 60 days for just $13,976. The new InsideOut School replaces the only school in the area, which was destroyed by strong winds. Architects Andrea Tabocchini & Francesca Vittorini designed the non-profit project and built it with the local community and volunteers from 20 different countries.

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The team had to work without electricity, which meant they had to build the structure by hand. They moved 58,000 kg of and crafted materials available on site. Local soil was compacted to create staggered walls, while a lightweight wood structure lifts the roof to allow zenithal light into the building. The skylight also facilitates natural ventilation.

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The result is an affordable school that can be replicated anywhere with a similar climate.

Via Plataforma Arquitectura

Lead photo by Andrea Tabocchini

InsideOut School, Andrea Tabocchini, Francesca Vittorini, green school, Ghana, rammed earth, locally sourced materials, affordable architecture, green architecture, skylights, natural ventilation

InsideOut School, Andrea Tabocchini, Francesca Vittorini, green school, Ghana, rammed earth, locally sourced materials, affordable architecture, green architecture, skylights, natural ventilation

InsideOut School, Andrea Tabocchini, Francesca Vittorini, green school, Ghana, rammed earth, locally sourced materials, affordable architecture, green architecture, skylights, natural ventilation

InsideOut School, Andrea Tabocchini, Francesca Vittorini, green school, Ghana, rammed earth, locally sourced materials, affordable architecture, green architecture, skylights, natural ventilation

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