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MMA Architects win Curry Stone Design Prize

September 25, 2008

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The Curry Stone Design Prize has been won by MMA Architects for their low cost housing design which is being built in Freedom Park in Mitchell’s Plain, Cape Town.

The idea behind the design was conceived by Ravi Naidoo during Design Indaba 2007, the 10×10 Housing Project invited leading international and South African architects to submit housing designs for lower income families.

“Lets give dignity and empathy to the poorest of the poor by designinga house that pushes the envelope in terms of ingenuity, creativity and sustainability.” Ravi Naidoo; PingMag 2007.

The design from MMA Architects is a low cost, timber and sandbag infill construction, can be built with little or no electricity and uses unskilled labor from local communities.

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