Gallery: Local, Modular and Efficient Eco-Affordable Housing For Ghana


A lot of concept houses come across our desk here at Inhabitat, but we were really impressed with this design for eco-housing in Ghana. Designed by Lisbon-based Blaanc in collaboration with Architect João Caeiro, Emerging Ghana is a plan for an eco-affordable single family house for the emerging middle class of Ghana. The design recently won first place in the international design competition Open Source House, a non-profit organization that aims to provide better, more sustainable housing in low-income countries. Emerging Ghana is modular single-family home design to be built with local materials, local labor, and with all the best sustainable design strategies you can imagine, all for a low cost of about $12,500 USD.

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  1. Sylsey January 3, 2011 at 11:16 am

    Beautiful design! Will make a lot of difference in Africa. Any links to the architect who designed this? How soon will the project take off?

  2. jankthetank July 2, 2010 at 9:27 am

    very nice…..what program was used for the 3d model?

  3. Ourstorian June 29, 2010 at 12:05 pm

    This is a extraordinary concept home. Its eco-friendly design needs to be promoted and marketed throughout Africa and the so-called developing world.

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