Abetenim: The Latest Architecture and News
We are happy to announce InsideOut Earth Architecture International Workshop, that will take place from June 2nd to August 25th 2017 in Abetenim, Ghana.
In this period, a team of volunteers from around the world will meet to build InsideOut, a prototype of a sustainable school in participation with the local community.
Nka Foundation is issuing a challenge to designers, architects and builders to use their creativity to come up with innovative designs for modest, affordable houses that can be built locally to replace the rural mud house type. The challenge is to design a mud house type of about 2400 sq feet that sleeps 8 to 10 persons to be built on a plot size of 80 x 100 feet. The construction site will be Abetenim Arts Village, near Kumasi in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. The building should be designed for use by either musicians, theatre artists, potters, sculptors, painters, textile artists, designers, writers, or media arts practitioners. Total costs of constructing the design entry must not exceed $7,000 (USD) for materials and labor; land value is excluded from this price point.