Aiya Khabbush

Fasolada

Fasolada is a Greek, Mediterranean, and middle-eastern soup mainly comprised of dry white beans.  

The Fasolada Soup Kitchen aims to bring value to Reading by enhancing the lives of the homeless in the town by catering them with a warm, nutritious meal, whilst also teaching them about the cost-efficient and easy-to-make process of the soup.  

The space introduces a hydroponic bean farm to demonstrate the organic process of manufacturing
 the ingredients of the soup; from growing, to shelling, to drying, to storing. A waste-to-compost system transforms food waste into compost, which are then sealed, packed and sold to local garden centres with proceeds donated to homelessness prevention charities.  

The unit aims to be as environmentally conscious as possible, comprising of an FSC timber frame as well as using solar panels to generate energy for its services. With the interior also lined with timber flooring and walls, as well as the striking burnt cedar cladding, the overall unit tectonically provides users and visitors with a sense of warmth and softness to the touch. The smoky aromas of the timber further enhances the personality of the space, adding a sense of cosiness for the users, as well as reflecting the soups original firewood cooking method.  

The predominant use of timber in the proposal aims to create a more appealing design as it not only adds this sense of comfort, but it also taps into human instinct and our innate need to be surrounded by nature, effectively promoting user satisfaction. 

Comfort, Warmth, Growth, Organic, Aromatic 

Fasolada is a Greek, Mediterranean, and middle-eastern soup mainly comprised of dry white beans.  

The Fasolada Soup Kitchen aims to bring value to Reading by enhancing the lives of the homeless in the town by catering them with a warm, nutritious meal, whilst also teaching them about the cost-efficient and easy-to-make process of the soup.  

The space introduces a hydroponic bean farm to demonstrate the organic process of manufacturing
 the ingredients of the soup; from growing, to shelling, to drying, to storing. A waste-to-compost system transforms food waste into compost, which are then sealed, packed and sold to local garden centres with proceeds donated to homelessness prevention charities.  

The unit aims to be as environmentally conscious as possible, comprising of an FSC timber frame as well as using solar panels to generate energy for its services. With the interior also lined with timber flooring and walls, as well as the striking burnt cedar cladding, the overall unit tectonically provides users and visitors with a sense of warmth and softness to the touch. The smoky aromas of the timber further enhances the personality of the space, adding a sense of cosiness for the users, as well as reflecting the soups original firewood cooking method.  

The predominant use of timber in the proposal aims to create a more appealing design as it not only adds this sense of comfort, but it also taps into human instinct and our innate need to be surrounded by nature, effectively promoting user satisfaction. 

 

Comfort, Warmth, Growth, Organic, Aromatic