Urban-Think Tank :: housing prototype for South African slums

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Design strategy collective Urban-Think Tank has designed and built a prototypical house as part of an initiative to improve housing conditions for slum dwellers in some of the 2700 informal settlements across South Africa (…) Working under the title Empower Shack, the team organised a design-and-build workshop in Khayelitsha, a township in Cape Town that is one of the largest in South Africa, and developed a design for a low-cost two-storey shack for local resident Phumezo Tsibanto and his family.”

http://www.dezeen.com/2014/03/07/empower-shack-urban-think-tank-housing-south-africa-slums/

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Aerial view of Khayelitsha

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