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Jeff Zbikowski

Jeff Zbikowski

Los Angeles, CA, US

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Vignette from Back Hallway
Vignette from Back Hallway
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Bamako Eco-Friendly Hotel

Bamako Eco-Friendly Hotel
Architecture 412, Professor Zeuler Lima
Washington University in St. Louis, Spring 2010

The banks of the Niger river in Bamako, Mali is the home to a new eco-friendly hotel. Accommodating the needs of the client, the design incorporates a variety of room types to afford flexibility in room costs. Another component is the set of hostel type rooms to be more appealing to the younger and more thrifty populations. A backwater flows next to the site, calling for a cleaning and redesign of the banks in order to eradicate its current use as a depository of refuse and and human waste.
Inside the hotel, a set of gardens acts as morning and afternoon gathering spots to be shaded from the extreme temperatures experienced in Bamako. The integration of a louver system and vegetation allows the back hallway (shown below in the left-most rendering) to be shaded and filtered of light. 

 
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Status: School Project
Location: Bamako, Mali

 
Vignette from North Garden
Vignette from North Garden
Vignette from Lobby
Vignette from Lobby
Vignette from West
Vignette from West
Context Plan
Context Plan
Sections
Sections
First Floor Plan
First Floor Plan
Aerial Vignette from Across Backwater
Aerial Vignette from Across Backwater

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