Sand-bag houses by MMA Architects 2

Design Indaba 08: the first sand-bag house designed by Cape Town architects MMA is taking shape (see earlier post).

The house, which has a total budget of just 65,000 Rand (£4,300/$8,600), is one of ten houses being built to house former shack dwellers.

The house is part of the 10x10 Housing Project initiated by Design Indaba, the Cape Town design conference and fair, which is taking place this week.

10x10 aims to develop new affordable housing typologies by pairing international designers with South African architects.

A total of 100 houses by ten different design teams will be built at Freedom Park in Cape Town.

Women from Freedom Park are building the houses.Women from Freedom Park are building the houses.

See our earlier story for more info on the sand-bag houses.