HOME MADE KIT
AL SIRA, ISRAEL, 2016
In the last decade alone, Israel has been trying to battle illegal construction in unrecognized Bedouin villages in the south, a region that is home to over 80,000 Bedouin residents living in these so-called unrecognized villages. These villages are not connected to Israel’s power grid or water system, and those who decide to stay in the villages and build their homes there face a constant threat of eviction and having their homes demolished.
Home Made Kit includes two computer applications that can be used as a tool to guide the Bedouins through the process of designing, planning, and building their homes. The bundle is designed to design different temporary buildings that are cheap ,environmentally friendly, and the structures’ unique design allows for quick disassembly when the state issues a demolition warrant. The structures can then be easily put back together at a later time. In addition, Home Made allows temporary buildings to be designed according to the needs of each family, and, thanks to its user-friendly interface, the app allows anyone to become the designer and builder of their house – without the help of an architect.