Plant Selection and Water Needs for Residential Projects in KSA

In order to determine the number and type of trees to plant different residential projects, tOD team follows several steps:

  1. Define the number of people using the building and understand their water consumption habits.
  2. Calculate the recycled grey water volume.
  3. Select different plant species that are suitable for the region and look at their water needs.
  4. Chose precise number of trees.


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About tOD

Active since 2010, the architecture lab theOtherDada defends an alternative position towards the current practice of sustainability through exploration of the context and medium, invoking new relationships between climate, landscape, and inhabitants. Informed by our research into biomimicry, we aim to connect to the natural ecosystems of sites to understand and consequently devise new potential living habitats. theOtherDada works within a collaborative process between architects, scientists, botanists, artists, economists and craftsmen.

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