Puffer Village

Best Project of Public Building or Facility

About the project
One of the problems of Ganvie Lake Village is the high water level. The best answer is"water for water". The biomimic structure of puffer fish and its strategy to deal with enemies is by inflation with water or air. Inspired by this feature, we built smart homes that have the typological form of the area (inspired by the sand ring of puffer fish), when the rise water and tides, filled with air and come to the surface of the water, also in conditions Stormy and wavy, filled with water and heavy and goes down. This structure works with clean energies (tidal energy, photovoltaic system, aquaponic).

Ganvie Lake Village, Benin

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Applicant and author of the project
Sajjad Navidi, architect and energy researcher based in Iran. He is currently studying M.Sc in Architecture and Energy at Tehran University of Art, researching in the field of energy and sustainable architecture. He has been a Teacher Assistant (TA) from 2015 to 2016 in Tehran University of science and culture. 

Status of the project
Conceptual design