Green and Healthy Building
Organizations and Projects
Osafa: "Sharing the Wisdom of African Building Practices" Osafa.org has just launched and will be a Wikipedia-like platform where the "source code" of construction projects, i.e. floor plans, building descriptions, drafts/photos and commercials calculations are being shared under an open licence, ready to be reused or adapted, without licence fees. We want to apply the success factors of Open Source Software to the intellectual wisdom of African architecture. Osafa is to be used by all stakeholders of construction projects in Africa, professionals and hobbyists, Africans and non-Africans, world changers and business people alike.
Open Source House:
Aims to create sustainable and affordable housing for all with locally embedded design using natural materials. Including the wishes and needs of the end user and an assessment of the local current housing industry. The solutions are generated in the design competitions, are open source and are encouraged to be used by anyone to improve housing anywhere in any situation.
We must create efficient, economical, ecologically responsible ways to address the issue of slums and improve the possibilities for 2 billion lives. Archifarm's goal is to improve the built environment one project at a time.
Ecological Building Network - The Art and Science of Building Well
Promotes, fosters and catalyzes the transformation of building to favor intelligent design, clean energy and healthy materials