Architecture For a Change recently completed their second transition housing unit in Mamelodi, Pretoria. The unit’s 220 mm masonry walls give it excellent thermal performance, it uses solar energy for lighting, and it harvests rainwater in a 1,000 liter tank. The unit is also suspended above the ground to prevent flooding. The project’s materials and aesthetic were chosen to suit its informal context. The wall panels are prefabricated to speed up construction, and the home features a solar cooker.

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