"Green Shack" points way to the future
A prototype "Green Shack", developed by Cape Town design company Touching the Earth Lightly, will be on display at the Design Indaba.
The Green Shack outside the Convention Centre.
Punted by designer Stephen Lamb and artist Andrew Lord as a low-tech, replicable solution to fires and flooding, the shack has four design features used elsewhere in the world:
Lamb said: "We're not focusing on longer-term, low-cost housing strategies for the Cape Flats. We are looking at what we can do now, right now. It's about being simple, logical and lowtech. It's about working in partnerships with the city and NGOs."
The city is considering backing the design to be replicated in large numbers.
The Design Indaba starts tomorrow at the Cape Town International Convention Centre and runs until Sunday.
Posted at 09:56AM Feb 27, 2013 by Editor in Cape Town |