Formalising the Informal with Alfredo Brillembourg

His solution of practical urban housing was first redirected in Caracas, which experienced a housing crisis followed by a revolution in 1992. Brillembourg took that as inspiration to focus his work as a designer and an architect on upgrading informal settlements which strive to build and unite communities through affordable, transformative and creative design…

By Tiziana Heck October 11, 2019 Off

Transitions to Transitional Housing with Conrad Meyer

During our project in Cape Town, we visited townships, an old hospital turned into temporary housing, and also a newly introduced type of transitional housing to facilitate disadvantaged people coming from informal settlements. This transitional housing model was created in cooperation between the City of Cape Town and the non-profit organization Development Action Group (DAG).…

By Katerina Ratajova August 16, 2019 Off