An unusual wooden prefab house design has been designed and build by the architects at TYIN Tegnestue – a non-profit group of student architects. This beautiful wooden prefab house is called Soe Ker Tie Hias, which translates to “Butterfly Houses,” located in Noh Bo, Tak, Thailand.
The bamboo weaving technique used on the side and back facades is the same used in local houses and crafts. Most of the bamboo is harvested within a few kilometers of the site. The special roof shape of the Soe Ker Tie Houses enables an effective, natural ventilation, at the same time as it collects the rain water. This renders the areas around the buildings more useful during the rainy season, and gives the possibility of collecting the water in drier periods.
The iron wood construction is prefabricated and assembled on-site, using bolts to ensure reasonable precision and strength. Most of the materials is delivered by the Karen National Union on the Burmese side, and this dependency on tropic timber has led to a line of difficult and complex problems to be addressed.