African Design Magazine May 2016 - Page 28

In Wakiso, Uganda, you will find a dormitory for students from various countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. Right on the equator and high above sea level, it offers a comfortable climate, as walls lie on the east and west sides to keep sunlight out and windows lie on the south and north sides to bring light and wind into rooms. In order to maximize the local builders’ technique and the character of local materials, the building used local bricks and timber as the main materials in a simple composition. 28