Sustainability is a Nonnegotiable at Sharon Davis’s Bayalpata Regional Hospital

Bayalpata Hosptial; Architect: Sharon Davis Design; Location:  Bayalpata, Nepal
April 7, 2020

“Inside the buildings, south-facing clerestory windows bring in daylight, contributing to solar gain in winter and cross-ventilation in summer. Narrow windows—their width determined by the rammed-earth construction unit—admit periodic views and additional sunlight. Local sal hardwood, red-gold in color, lends a softness and natural dimension to the cleanlined gabled ceilings above and to finishes that complement simple white walls, such as built-in sal furniture in the 60-seat canteen. Where the rammed-earth walls are left exposed indoors, there is a beautiful unity between the cast formwork lines and sal wood finishes.”

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