Can an intervention celebrate the importance of Berber medicinal knowledge, and support the well being of the Berber community?
    By Lucy Smith & Joanna Wickham

    This project is a collaboration and investigation combining two complimentary design approaches and thesis interests. The first exploring the benefits of learning from nature, tradition and knowledge to inform architectural design, through interaction and understanding. The second a testing of the notion of architectural authenticity within such a rich and diverse cultural environment, to celebrate the traditions of the Berber community.

    Our mutual belief in a holistic approach to well being within the community, and the role architecture has within this, creates an exciting foundation for a thesis proposition. Through an ongoing collaboration a greater depth of investigation and testing of the thesis ideas can be achieved; benefiting both the project and the resulting schemes.