Kore House prototype Traditional residential methods of wottle and dob have been replicated for decades. The construction involves weaving wood together then filling it with a mud based compound. Locals were facing issues with termite damage as the wood mud mixture made a perfect home for termites. The average life of a home built with this method in the region is 10-15 years. GoDesign introduced a new kind of construction that uses the cheap and readily available material – dirt. Designed and constructed to assist the local government in their efforts to offer alternative ideas, without adding wooden structural elements into the dirt. This prototype has two separate structure systems. The walls are self-supported by the stacking of earthbags with barb wire running between each layer. A separate column system supports the roof. The windows float above the earthbags and attach to the roof system. Once the earthbags are stacked they are covered with a concrete plaster to prevent the sun from destroying the bags.