Making Space: Affordable Housing in Emerging Economies

Written by: Dick van Gameren | Anteneh Tesfaye Tola
Published on: 06.03.2020

Professor Dick van Gameren first got to know Ethiopia years ago, when he designed the Dutch embassy in Addis Ababa. Fascinated by the country and its people, he kept returning. One of the things that strike him about Ethiopia today is that despite a recent building boom, 80 percent of citizens in the capital city still live in slums. He is intrigued to find out how affortable homes can be designed for Ethiopia's typical hosuing culture.