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The XX Architecture and Urbanism Biennial in Chile 2017
15.05.2017

Casas Melhoradas is selected for the upcoming Architecture and Urbanism Biennial in Santiago. The exhibition will focus on the ‘unpostponable’ within architecture and urbanism including work with those who reside in the margins and who have not seen their necessities and aspirations reflected in their urban environment.
Read more here: http://www.impostergable.cl/en/

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New housing prototype under construction
04.05.2017

The fourth Casas Melhoradas housing prototype is under construction. The project is located in Maxaquene A, in proximity to phase 2 of the project. Phase 4 is a row house typology with 8 individual housing units, featuring private outdoor spaces for cooking, recreational and social purposes distributed vertically through the built volume. The construction is expected to be completed in october 2017.

 

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Article on housing, land rights and urban development in Maputo in El Pais
04.05.2017

Casas Melhoradas is featured in a comprehenssive article in one of the main European news outlets, El Pais. The article focusses on several issues related to urban development in Maputo. Read more here: http://elpais.com/elpais/2017/05/03/planeta_futuro/1493802772_657441.html

 


New publication on Casas Melhoradas
04.01.2017

A new publication on the Casas Melhoradas prototypes, the background of the project, the knowledge produced in the process and the future planned activities has been published. Contact jmot@kadk.dk if you want to receive a physical copy by mail or browse through it above. Click on full screen to enhance the experience.
https://issuu.com/johanmottelson/docs/cm_publikation_til_hjemmeside

 


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Casas Melhoradas featured in exhibition
04.01.2017

Casas Melhoradas will be featured in the upcoming exhibition, Art of Many and The Right to Space, at Utzon Center. The exhibition will open 9. feb 2017.
Read more here: Utzon Center

 

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Casas Melhoradas featured in Banker Africa & African Design Magazine

22.09.2016

The two magazines Banker Africa and African Design Magazing recently published an articles on Casas Melhoradas, urban development and housing in informal settlements.
Read more here:
African Banker
African Design Magazine (the project is featured on page 34)

 

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13.09.2016

Casas Melhoradas Phase 2 was exhibited at the Danish pavilion at the 15th Venice Biennale of Architecture. Read more about the exhibition here:
Design Boom
Danish Architecture Centre

 

virserumCasas Melhoradas Exhibited at Virserum Museum of Art
25.08.2016

Casas Melhoradas is featured in the current exhibition, Architecture of Necessity at Virserum Museum of art. The picture is from the exhibition calalogue. Read more here: http://www.virserumskonsthall.com/archnec-architecture-necessity/

 

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Casas Melhoradas in Arkitekten
15.07.2016

In March, the Danish architectural magazine, Arkitekten published an article on Casas Melhoradas, urban development and housing in informal settlements. Read more here: http://arkfo.dk/da/shop/product/arkitekten-nr-3-2016

 

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Phase 3 on ArchDaily
18.06.2016

Casas Melhoradas Phase 3 was recently published on the world’s most visited architecture website, ArchDaily. Read more here:
http://www.archdaily.com/789565/casas-melhoradas-reimagines-affordable-housing-in-maputo-mozambique

 

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Casas Melhoradas exhibited at the Venice Biennale of Architecture

01.06.2016

Casas Melhoradas Phase 2 was exhibited at the Danish pavilion at the 15th Venice Biennale of Architecture. Read more about the exhibition here:
Design Boom
Danish Architecture Centre

 

DSC_0329Construction of new housing model completed
21.04.2016

Casas Melhoradas Phase 3 was completed in April 2016 and consists of a vertical addition to an old house in the neighborhood Polana Caniço. The project demonstrates how existing buildings can be tranformed to meet the need to build more dense.

 

DSC_0149New housing model under construction
14.03.2016

A new housing prototype is currently under construction. More details will follow shortly.

 

cm louis pub2Lousiana exhibition catalogue
26.01.2016

Casas Melhoradas featured in the publication for the exhibition, African Architecture, Culture and Identity at Louisiana, Museum of Modern Art.

Read more at: http://en.louisiana.dk/exhibition/africa

 

DSC_0199The Venice Biennale of Architecture 2016
18.01.2016

Casas Melhoradas will be featured in the exhibition at the Danish Pavilion at this years Biennale of Architecture in Venice, Italy.

 

DSC_0045Casas Melhoradas published on numerous websites
19.11.2015

Since the project was published on Archdaily in October, it has been published on several other platforms, along with the Archdaily article in Chinese, Portuguese and Spanish.

http://www.archdaily.com/775748/royal-danish-academy-of-fine-arts-designs-low-income-housing-prototypes-in-mozambique

http://www.archdaily.cn/cn/775927/dan-mai-huang-jia-mei-zhu-xue-yuan-she-ji-de-mo-sang-bi-ke-bao-zhang-xing-zhu-fang-yuan-xing

http://www.archdaily.com.br/br/775913/royal-danish-academy-cria-prototipos-de-habitacoes-de-baixo-custo-em-mocambique

http://www.archdaily.co/co/776108/royal-danish-academy-crea-prototipos-de-viviendas-a-bajo-costo-en-mozambique

http://www.archdaily.mx/mx/776108/royal-danish-academy-crea-prototipos-de-viviendas-a-bajo-costo-en-mozambique

http://www.plataformaarquitectura.cl/cl/776108/royal-danish-academy-crea-prototipos-de-viviendas-a-bajo-costo-en-mozambique

https://www.facebook.com/ArchDaily/posts/10156176769710603?comment_tracking=%7B%22tn%22%3A%22O%22%7D

http://www.designindaba.com/articles/creative-work/low-cost-house-mozambique-features-corrugated-iron-and-wood-0

https://urbannext.net/affordable-housing-prototypes-in-maputo/

http://www.trendhunter.com/trends/affordable-housing

http://carmonreestrutura.com/2015/10/30/prototipos-de-habitacoes-de-baixo-custo-em-mocambique/

http://www.architectth.com/?p=11977

http://archynaija.com/2015/10/23/royal-danish-academy-of-fine-arts-designs-low-income-housing-prototypes-in-mozambique/

http://www.follownews.com/royal-danish-academy-of-fine-arts-designs-lowincome-housing-prototypes-in-mozambique-9dqh

http://architectureindevelopment.org/project.php?id=564

http://architizer.com/projects/casas-melhoradas/

http://archinew.altervista.org/2015/10/28/royal-danish-academy-crea-prototipos-de-viviendas-a-bajo-costo-en-mozambique/

http://futuraarquitetos.com.br/royal-danish-academy-cria-prototipos-de-habitacoes-de-baixo-custo-em-mocambique/

http://seriouslyarchitecture.com/2015/10/royal-danish-academy-of-fine-arts-designs-low-income-housing-prototypes-in-mozambique/

http://futuraarquitetos.com.br/royal-danish-academy-cria-prototipos-de-habitacoes-de-baixo-custo-em-mocambique/

http://planosdecasas.net/royal-danish-academy-crea-prototipos-de-viviendas-a-bajo-costo-en-mozambique/

 

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22.10.2015

The project was featured on the world’s most visited architecture website. Read more here:

http://www.archdaily.com/775748/royal-danish-academy-of-fine-arts-designs-low-income-housing-prototypes-in-mozambique

 

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11.10.2015

Casas Melhoradas featured in the exhibition, African Architecture, Culture and Identity at Louisiana, Museum of Modern Art.

Read more at: http://en.louisiana.dk/exhibition/africa

 

DSC_0050_2Casas Melhoradas featured in exhibition on African Architecture
10.06.2015

A major exhibition on African Architecture, Culture and Identity will open at Louisiana, Museum of Modern Art, June 25th. A section will focus on urban development and housing in Maputo, which will include photos and information on Casas Melhoradas.

Read more at: http://en.louisiana.dk/exhibition/africa