Green Shack: low-tech, high function

Cape Town - A prototype “Green Shack”, developed by Cape Town design company Touching the Earth Lightly, will be on display at the Design Indaba.

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:

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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 low-tech. It’s about working in partnerships with the city and NGOs.”

The City of Cape Town is considering backing the design to be replicated in large numbers.

The Design Indaba starts on Thursday at the Cape Town International Convention Centre and runs until Sunday. - Cape Argus