Rai Studio was founded in June 2007 by Iranian architect Pouya Khazaeli Parsa with the aim of reviving what he considers to be the lost spirit of architecture.
Rai Studio, Architecture for Humanity Tehran and Razi University’s Student Society of Architecture have recently collaborated on the construction of a Mud Structure in Kermanshah, Iran.
The Mud Structure prototype dwelling consists of a bamboo structure, tree branches and walls made out of mud. The tree branches came from a number of trees that the mayor of Kermanshah had removed for a transit project. The cost of each unit is 700 euros and the team currently aims to build 10 to 20 dwellings in total. The workshop provided participating students with the opportunity to learn sustainable earth architecture construction methods complementing their academic curriculum in design. The first prototype structure will serve as a student pavilion at the University of Razi.
As a result of the project in Kermanshah, the team has been invited to participate in the festival Grains D’Isère 2012 in France.