Design Indaba Blog: 10×10 One Year On

Last year Patrick reported on the progress of 10×10, the social housing project launched by Cape Town’s Design Indaba with the aim of approaching ten of the world’s best architects to help build 100 new homes in the Freedom Park district of Mitchell’s Plain, one of the many townships that make up the vast area known as Cape Flats. On Saturday, Luyanda Mpahlwa, the architect behind the first series of houses to be built for the project showed the 2009 Indaba guests some finished examples: one of which, shown above, is now a new home to Mrs Jonkers and her family; the first inhabitants of Mitchell’s Plain to see the benefits – and illustrate the potential – of the 10×10 project…

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