Projects / Learning
Soe Ker Tie House orphanage, Noh Bo, Thailand
In 2008, Tyin built six small houses for a refugee orphanage in Noh Bo, on the border between Thailand and Burma; the beginning of a long involvement in Thailand.
Architect: Tyin tegnestue
Published 05 Apr, 2010
In the autumn of 2008, Tyin tegnestue travelled to Noh Bo, a small village on the border between Thailand and Burma, to work for a home for refugee children.
The idea was to give the children an opportunity for privacy similar to the experience of a normal family home. The result was six sleeping houses, which were nicknamed the “butterfly houses” because of their roof shape. The roofs aid natural ventilation and collect rainwater. The structure is lifted off the ground to avoid damp penetration, which is an improvement on local building traditions.