Design of the week: The mud hut reimagined

2014-11-09 15:00

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The Pan-African Nka Foundation recently challenged architects and architecture students to reimage the traditional mud hut.

The foundation asked entrants from around the world to create a family home using as much earth and local labour from the Ashanti Region in Ghana as possible.

The total costs of constructing the design was not allowed to exceed $6?000 (R66?800), and “the entry should serve as an example to the local people that mud architecture can be beautiful and durable”.

The winning entries revealed stunning, sleek and functional reimaginings of the traditional mud hut.

The winners were praised for taking Ghana’s climate and local housing customs into consideration.

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