Special Honorable Mention: Archstorming
African House Design Competition,
A home for the Jorejick Family
More than a home: It is a framework for growth.
Created in Collaboration with Studio 8fold
At the core of our design proposal is the belief that this project should not only build a home for the Jorejick family now, but also provide a framework for sustainable future growth, both spatial and economic.
We have designed Ukuaji as a home that can adapt and evolve as the family does. Itsmodular design provides all the spaces the family currently requires, while leaving room within the framework for future development.
Replicating the historical Iraqw sunken earthen home, we have limited the external wallareas exposed to driving rain and sun, whilst improving the thermal inertia capabilities, and used passive lighting, cooling and heating, taking cues from the project’s immediate cultural surroundings.
The design achieves this using just 75% of the total budget, leaving 25% available forinvestment in sustainable technologies, and for education and upskilling. While even thecore building structure would offer significant lifestyle improvements, investment insustainable technologies across the site will make this project truly transformational.