In collaboration with Rwanda Village Enterprises, a four-bedroom single-family house prototype was constructed in Rwinkwavu Village. The primary aim of this project was to promote safe and healthy living conditions for local residents. To achieve affordability without compromising on quality, we focused on efficient design and construction methods, utilizing locally available materials and handmade techniques.
The objective of this experimental framework was to explore and assess different earthen plaster techniques for their durability, sustainability, and constructability in Rwinkwavu, Rwanda. The framework aimed to identify the most appropriate earthen plaster solution that aligned with the region’s environmental conditions and local resources. By conducting controlled experiments and evaluations, the goal was to promote eco-friendly, cost-effective, and culturally relevant building practices in the community.