Portuguese exhibit hunts radical solutions

A major exhibition in the Portuguese capital is presenting radical solutions to one of the world's most pressing architectural conundrums: genuinely low-cost housing in the developing world.

The target? The "musseques" or slums of Luanda, the densely populated districts of corrugated iron shacks surrounding the capital of Portugal's former colony, Angola.

Architects from around the world were invited to enter a contest to design a low-cost house for the slums. Thirty of the best designs are being displayed until January 16 at the Lisbon Architectural Triennale, billed as one of the top architectural events in western Europe, before being taken on to the southwest African state...........Click for more



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