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Maputo

Casas Melhoradas Reimagines Affordable Housing in Maputo, Mozambique

13:30 - 15 June, 2016
Casas Melhoradas Reimagines Affordable Housing in Maputo, Mozambique, Context. Image © Johan Mottelson
Context. Image © Johan Mottelson

In an effort to create affordable housing in Maputo, Mozambique, Casas Melhoradas is an applied research project aimed at eliminating city slums. Organized by the Institute of Architecture, Urbanism & Landscape, at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation, in collaboration with the Mozambican NGO Estamos, the Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning at Universidade Eduardo Mondlane (FAPF) and the Danish branch of Architects Without Borders (AUG), the project is part of research initiative on urban development in the Global South.

Street view. Image © Johan Mottelson Old house prior to vertical addition. Image © Johan Mottelson View from private outdoor space. Image © Johan Mottelson Street view. Image © Johan Mottelson + 14

Netherlands Embassy / KAAN Architecten

01:00 - 20 September, 2013
Netherlands Embassy / KAAN Architecten, © Christian Richters
© Christian Richters

© Christian Richters © Christian Richters © Christian Richters © Christian Richters + 15

  • Architects

  • Location

    Maputo, Mozambique
  • Project Team

    Kees Kaan, Vincent Panhuysen, Dikkie Scipio, Valery Didelon, Sara Martin Camara, Patricia Medina Prieto, Hannes Ochmann, Kim Sneyders, Sibil Strauli, Pasquale Talerico
  • Client

    Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Housing Service Abroad, The Hague
  • Area

    2573.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2004
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