Peter Grisby

Architecture for a Change: Cooking Up Community Spirit in Zandspruit, Johannesburg

by , 04/14/14

Architecture for a Change, Community Oven, Community Bakery

Johannesburg-based architecture firm Architecture for a Change helped to create a low-cost community bakery in the Zandspruit region. Comprised of several friends who met at school, the firm is dedicated to setting new boundaries in the world of design, and working towards positive social change. This bakery project involved extensive community involvement; from collecting used glass bottles to manufacturing bricks from said bottles. A parabolic solar oven was created to produce baked goods, which can now be sold from the bakery, thus providing both new job opportunities and food to the community.

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