2020 Build Challenge – Promo – University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada

Mojave Bloom offers military veterans an oasis where they can enjoy a comfortable and self-sufficient lifestyle insulated from both the bustling downtown of Las Vegas and the Mojave Desert’s harsh environment. Drawing inspiration from the traditional Islamic sahn, or courtyard, this house turns inward, sheltering the residents from heat and noise, and achieving a model of alfresco living otherwise unattainable in the southern Nevada climate. The house is a place of healing for veterans who suffer from the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injuries. Mojave Bloom empowers occupants to reconfigure the home as needed, adapting to weather conditions, social activities, and their needs for connection or refuge while healing from trauma.

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