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Archium's Rocking Radio Building Blends Into the Nepalese Landscape

by , 04/17/14

Archium, Radio Station, Mustang Broadcasting Communi (MBC), Nepal, local stone, gneiss stone, blends into the landscape, Architecture, Daylighting, Green Resources, Green Materials, stone building

The new stone building sits 3,000 meters above sea level and it features a rising antenna with strings and colorful flags attached. The project was inspired by vernacular architecture, and the rooms are organized around a central courtyard. The building is mostly made from local gneiss stone, although wooden details in the furniture, windows and doors provide the interiors with some warmth.

Related: 200-Year-Old Stone House in Switzerland Renovated to Achieve High Energy Conservation Standards

Hand-carved stools made from solid tree trunks stand against the grey walls. Several of the rooms are paved in the same irregular stones used for the outdoor spaces, while others feature tightly packed smaller stones. Made by locals from local materials, this unique radio broadcasting station totally rocks.

+ Archium

Via Dezeen

Photography is by Jun Myung-jin

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