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Architecture for the
Organic Farm, Heenat Salma

Building designs and masterplan for biodynamic farming, craft practice and community development.

Years
2019-2021
Location
Qatar
Photo by
Caravane Earth

Since 2019, we have been working to convert a conventional farm into a centre for biodynamic agriculture in Qatar. It has involved close collaboration with local artisans and social entrepreneurs, as well as architects, agronomists, artists and engineers from across the globe.

“To be contemporary a work of architecture must fulfil these conditions: it must be part of the bustle and turmoil, the ebb and flow of everyday life; it must be related harmoniously to the rhythm of the universe; and it must be consonant with man’s current stage of knowledge of change… Without being eternal - that is in harmony with the cosmos and evolution of life no architecture can be called contemporary…”

— Hassan Fathy
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Palm leaves
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Roadworks
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Roadworks
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Stonework
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Kitchen renovation
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Farm Recycling initiative
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New road
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Palm leaves
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Roadworks
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Roadworks
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Stonework
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Kitchen renovation
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Farm Recycling initiative
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New road

With the ultimate purpose of revitalising the Land, our designs are non-invasive and utilise the desert environment’s strengths, while preparing for its challenges. Jaison J. Jerome, Arturo Vittori and Inspire India have brought together a master plan intended for farming, community development, craft, cooking and hosting guests.

Some of the designs for the guest house area are based on traditional nomadic architecture.

Shade Net

Set gently atop a limestone base, the Shade Net structure is made of interconnected fragments of recycled wood and covered by a delicate-but-durable mesh.

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Green House
Water Storage
Kitchen Storage
Vegetable processing unit
Farm office & manure production unit
Sunset Tent
Winter Majlis
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Team & Partners

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Jaison J. Jerome
Organic and Biodynamic Agriculture
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Arturo Vittori
Design and Agricultural Architecture
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Noor Virginie Haumont
Farm Management
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Johnann Bott
Holistic Approach
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Igor Garin
Tent Design
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Galya Larina
Tent Design
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Jaison J. Jerome
Organic and Biodynamic Agriculture
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Arturo Vittori
Design and Agricultural Architecture
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Noor Virginie Haumont
Farm Management
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Johnann Bott
Holistic Approach
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Igor Garin
Tent Design
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Galya Larina
Tent Design

Partners

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Inspire India
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Warka Water
& Al Attiyah Family

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