Soe Ker Tie House – Tyin tegnestue

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Tyin tegnestue:



In the fall of 2008 TYIN travelled to Noh Bo, a small village on the Thai-Burmese border to design and build houses for Karen refugee children.The main driving force behind the Soe Ker Tie House was to provide the children with their own private space, a place that they could call home and a space for interaction and play. Because of their appearance the buildings were named Soe Ker Tie Haus by the Karen workers; The Butterfly Houses. The Soe Ker Tie House was completed in 2009 consisting of 6 sleeping units, housing 24 children. Important principles like bracing, material economisation and moisture prevention, may possibly lead to a more sustainable building tradition for the Karen people in the future.


Location: Noh Bo, Tak, Thailand

Client: Ole Jorgen Edna

Project: Six sleeping units, orphanage

Cost: 68.000 NOK, (12,300 USD)

Time: November 2008 February 2009

Built by: TYIN tegnestue and workers from Noh Bo

Architects: Pasi Aalto, Andreas Grontvedt Gjertsen, Yashar Hanstad, Magnus Henriksen, Line Ramstad, Erlend Bauck Sole

Photographer: Pasi Aalto,


This project is published in the book : NEEDS | Architecture in developing Countries

LetteraVentidue Edizioni S.r.l. | ISBN 9788862420327



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