University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota
School of Architecture College of Design

Design Indaba 10x10 Low Cost Housing "The Sandbag House"

September 14 – October 26, 2009; HGA Gallery

Organized by MMA Architects, Luyanda Mpahlwa, Principal, Cape Town, South Africa


MMA's contribution to the 2008 Indaba Expo was the Design Indaba 10x10 Low Cost House. MMA and nine other firms were commissioned by Design Indaba to design low cost houses for the families in the Freedom Park community in the township of Mitchells Plein, Cape Town. The result was a sandbag house which is constructed with an Ecobeam timber frame structure, filled with sandbags, and plastered over.

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