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Compact Housing in the Informal Settlements of Maputo / Casas Melhoradas

Casas Melhoradas is an applied research project on housing for low-income groups in the informal settlements of Maputo, Mozambique with a three-fold focus: 1) developing alternative construction methods to improve the quality and decrease the cost of housing; 2) developing housing typologies that utilize space and infrastructure more economically to initiate a more sustainable urban development; 3) engaging in the construction of affordable rental housing through public and private partnerships to scale up the impact of the project.

© Johan Mottelson

Architects: Casas Melhoradas

Location: Maputo, Mozambique

Lead Architects: Johan Mottelson & Jørgen Eskemose

Area: 230.0 m2

Project Year: 2018
Photographs: Johan Mottelson

Other Participants: Architects without borders - Denmark, Estamos, KADK - The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture ? Institute of Architecture, Urbanism & Landscape

© Johan Mottelson

Text description provided by the architects. Casas Melhoradas is an applied research project on housing for low-income groups in the informal settlements of Maputo, Mozambique with a three-fold focus:
1) developing alternative construction methods to improve the quality and decrease the cost of housing;
2) developing housing typologies that utilize space and infrastructure more economically to initiate a more sustainable urban development;
3) engaging in the con...
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