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NEW RUGO : BUILDING AFFORDABLE DESIGN THE RWANDAN WAY



New Rugo is a low-cost housing project that draws its inspiration from this vernacular. The Urugo is the kinyarwanda name for house/compound. The New Rugo, moves away from the colonial models of a single house on a lone plot, and embraces the traditional compound model with a progression from private to semi-private to shared public spaces.

The living units, constructed from compressed stabilised earth blocks made on site, are easily replicable and environmentally sound with natural ventilation and rainwater harvesting. With these low-cost technologies, the potential for economic opportunities through construction and the cultural appropriateness, the hope is the development will empower communities



Affordable Houssing - Exhibited  at Emerging voice of African Design during Design Indaba

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New Rugo was exhibited at Design Indaba Expo in March 2014 in Cape Town, part of "Africa is now : emmerging design voices from the continent.
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Guillaume Sardin - Architecture & Design