Afro Modern: A creative design/build series which focuses on utilizing traditional indigenous building materials and techniques in new, innovative ways.
We know; simple, useful, efficient house designs are what’s needed, and the modern box is just that. Its rectilinear layout maximizes space and is an ideal building module in relation to material use. The design's open plan and its flexibility of arrangement also allow for a number of different uses, and the simple lean-to roof slopes all the water to one side for easy collection. The Modern Box’ creative feature is integrated into the wall system, in that a number of different techniques can be used to build the design. The chosen method will be finished and showcased on the front facades.
There are both one bedroom and two bedroom options.
Round homes are a highly favoured design style because of their free-flowing layouts yet struggle to utilize the standardized rectilinear building module which often results in material waste and unique spaces. In an attempt to draw inspiration from round designs yet utilize the benefits of straight walls we are experimenting with various polygonal layouts. The polygon gives us the same flexibility of space as round objects, yet the walls are justified to straight lines which help tremendously during the building process.
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Sponsored by HOPE FOR AFRICA ECO VILLAGE, NGO, GHANA-West Africa
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