Problem to be solved:
The project replaces traditional brick-and-mortar foundations with a less costly two-story structural frame made from timber combined with sandbag construction as fill for the walls. The design borrows from indigenous, mud-and-wattle building techniques that keep homes cool in summer and warm in winter.
Building of the house turned into a community project, with local women pitching in. Inhabitants constructed houses that utilize locally available materials and that can be expanded according to necessity.
Designer: Luyanda Mpahlwa