M'Sila (Maader Experimental Village), Algeria, Africa
 
 
Year1980latitude: 35° 42'
longitude: 4° 32'
Period
Initiator(s)
Planning organization
Nationality initiator(s)
Designer(s) / Architect(s)Abdel El-Miniawy
Hany El-Miniawy
Design organization
Inhabitants
Target population
Town website
Town related links
Literature- archnet.org/library/sites/one.-site.tcl?site_id=330

type of New Town: > scale of autonomy
New-Town-in-Town
Satellite
New Town
Company Town
> client
Private Corporation
Public Corporation
> policy
Capital
Decentralization
Industrialization
Resettlement
Economic
 
Shepard's village (first of a government program of reform)

The village contains 120 courtyard houses grouped in a central area with shops, stalls, baths, mosque, and public squares. The three aims of the project were: use of local construction technology, use and exploitation of local materials, and the creation of an architecture that would be instrumental in the social development of nomadic societies as they begin sedentarisation.
The basic unit of the village is four houses grouped together around a collective space. The individual kitchens were thus interconnected and allowed the women access to each other. In addition each household is organized around a private area thus maintaining the closed character of a traditional family life-style. The building material is stabilized mud-bricks.

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