I am happy to announce that the book "Global Housing: Dwelling in Addis Ababa", edited by Dick van Gameren and by myself is out now. The book is published by Japsam Books, with graphic design by Studio Joost Grootens.
This book brings together essays and architectural projects that discuss housing as a key component in the social and urban development of Addis Ababa, the capital city of Ethiopia.
Over the last two decades the urban landscape of Addis Ababa has been changing at a fast pace, with disruptive consequences for the physical and social fabric of the city. Housing has been one of the key factors for this transformation, affecting job creation, craftsmanship, social and spatial equity, and dwelling practices, to name but a few.
This edited volume brings together twelve architectural projects developed by graduation students from TU Delft's Global Housing educational program that explore alternative approaches to housing design, dwelling on the challenges brought about by Africa’s urban revolution.