The Magoda Project
       
     
Phase I: House 120 / Shade-net Cladding, Single Storey
       
     
STUDY SITE: Magoda
       
     
Site Plan
       
     
Phase I & II
       
     
Cladding
       
     
Bedroom
       
     
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Phase II: Village Council House / Bamboo and Mosquito Mesh, Double Storey
       
     
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Phase I: House 124 / Bamboo Cladding, Single Story
       
     
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Phase I: House 105 / Bamboo Cladding, Double Storey
       
     
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Phase I: House 135 / Shade-net Cladding, Double Storey
       
     
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Phase I: House 22 / Timber Louvers, Single Storey
       
     
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Phase I: House 7 / Timber Louvers, Double Storey
       
     
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Phase I: Bedroom
       
     
Phase I: Cooking Area
       
     
Phase I: Water Tank
       
     
Phase II: House 289 / Traditional Thai-style House, Single Storey
       
     
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The Magoda Project
       
     
The Magoda Project

A project by Jakob Knudsen, Lorenz von Seidlein, William N. Kisinza, Konstantin Ikonomidis, Emi Bryan, Salum Mshamu and Kiondo Mgumi in Magoda Village, Tanga, Tanzania

The Magoda Project is a series of eight prototype houses located in Tanzania. Designed in collaboration with the local community, the prototypes are prime examples of innovative architecture used to enhance health and wellbeing in sub-Saharan Africa - a region highly prone to infectious diseases, acquired in and around the home. 

It is a necessity in this resource-poor region to minimise contact between disease vectors and people, especially during hot and humid seasons. Typical low-cost African houses tend to have mud or brick walls with few (if any) windows. Floors are rarely raised, airflow is minimal and cooking is often done indoors. When used properly, bednets are highly protective against Malaria. However, airflow is reduced by bednets, contributing to the discomfort of sleeping in poorly ventilated houses.

The aim of the The Magoda Project is to construct innovatively-designed houses to be occupied by local residents in Magoda. These prototypes will integrate Asian architectural features (to optimise airflow) with traditional African building methods. 

Phase I: House 120 / Shade-net Cladding, Single Storey
       
     
Phase I: House 120 / Shade-net Cladding, Single Storey

House Owner Hamidu Salimu

Square Metres 48m²

No. of Rooms Three (two bed rooms, one storage)

No. of Windows Six (two in each room)

Roof Corrugated Iron Sheets

Eaves Open with mosquito mesh

Window Type Open windows with mosquito mesh

Cooking Facilities Outdoors

Water Supply Water tank

STUDY SITE: Magoda
       
     
STUDY SITE: Magoda
Site Plan
       
     
Site Plan
Phase I & II
       
     
Phase I & II

Phase I - One Facade Material

Single or double storey houses clad with one facade material (bamboo, shade-net or timber louvers)

Phase II - Various Facade Materials

Single or double storey houses clad with various facade materials

Cladding
       
     
Cladding

1. Bamboo

2. Shade-net

3. Timber Louvres

Bedroom
       
     
Bedroom
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Phase II: Village Council House / Bamboo and Mosquito Mesh, Double Storey
       
     
Phase II: Village Council House / Bamboo and Mosquito Mesh, Double Storey

House Owner Village council

Square Metres 63m²

No. of Rooms Three

No. of Windows Open strip around the building

Roof Corrugated Iron Sheets

Eaves Open with mosquito mesh

Window Type Open windows with mosquito mesh

Cooking Facilities Outdoors

Water Supply Water tank

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Phase I: House 124 / Bamboo Cladding, Single Story
       
     
Phase I: House 124 / Bamboo Cladding, Single Story

House Owner Famadhani Maganga

Square Metres 45m²

No. of Rooms Three (two bed rooms, one storage)

No. of Windows Six (two in each room)

Roof Corrugated Iron Sheets

Eaves Open

Window Type Open windows with mosquito mesh

Cooking Facilities Outdoors

Water Supply Water tank

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Phase I: House 105 / Bamboo Cladding, Double Storey
       
     
Phase I: House 105 / Bamboo Cladding, Double Storey

House Owner Jamu Mungia

Square Metres 48m²

No. of Rooms Three (two bed rooms, one storage)

No. of Windows Six (two in each room)

Roof Corrugated Iron Sheets

Eaves Open

Window Type Open windows with mosquito mesh

Cooking Facilities Outdoors

Water Supply Water tank

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Phase I: House 135 / Shade-net Cladding, Double Storey
       
     
Phase I: House 135 / Shade-net Cladding, Double Storey

House Owner Khalid Balii

Square Metres 48m²

No. of Rooms Three (two bed rooms, one storage)

No. of Windows Six (two in each room)

Roof Corrugated Iron Sheets

Eaves Open with mosquito mesh

Window Type Open windows with mosquito mesh

Cooking Facilities Outdoors

Water Supply Water tank

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Phase I: House 22 / Timber Louvers, Single Storey
       
     
Phase I: House 22 / Timber Louvers, Single Storey

House Owner Mussa Ramadhani

Square Metres 48m²

No. of Rooms Three (two bed rooms, one storage)

No. of Windows Six (two in each room)

Roof Corrugated Iron Sheets

Eaves Open

Window Type Open windows with mosquito mesh

Cooking Facilities Outdoors

Water Supply Water tank

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Phase I: House 7 / Timber Louvers, Double Storey
       
     
Phase I: House 7 / Timber Louvers, Double Storey

House Owner Musa Msumai

Square Metres 48m²

No. of Rooms Three (two bed rooms, one storage)

No. of Windows Six (two in each room)

Roof Corrugated Iron Sheets

Eaves Open

Window Type Open windows with mosquito mesh

Cooking Facilities Outdoors

Water Supply Water tank

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Phase I: Bedroom
       
     
Phase I: Bedroom
Phase I: Cooking Area
       
     
Phase I: Cooking Area
Phase I: Water Tank
       
     
Phase I: Water Tank
Phase II: House 289 / Traditional Thai-style House, Single Storey
       
     
Phase II: House 289 / Traditional Thai-style House, Single Storey

House Owner Kai

Cladding Bamboo

Square Metres 48m²

No. of Rooms Two

No. of Windows Four

Roof Corrugated Iron Sheets

Eaves Open

Window Type Open windows with mosquito mesh

Cooking Facilities Outdoors

Water Supply Water tank

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