Designing Sustainable Housing Together
Lower middle class in developing countries is rapidly growing and so is their demand for housing. A lack of affordable building materials and the use of inefficient construction methods are two of the reasons why houses are built in an unaffordable and unsustainable way. These houses have a short lifecycle, leaving behind unusable but costly materials and construction waste.
We think this can be changed
Open Source House will start with a Design Competition at the 15th of January 2010. The challenge is to design an affordable, modular house according to 8 eco-architectural principles, which stimulate affordability, exchangeability and sustainability. The platform is the place where architects, building engineers, students professors etc. can come together to share their ideas with eachother. No Idea will be lost and every idea is available for everyone to implement them in their own country for free!
The best design will be awarded and realized in a pilot project in Ghana!
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Open Source House
Affordable housing through sustainable design
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