Archstorming Announces Competition to Design African House for Tanzanian Family

Ian Mutuli
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Archstorming has launched a competition to design a home for a family in Tanzania from the Iraqw tribe. The Jorejick family live in Getamock, a small town in the north of the country. The family includes 19 people, of which 15 currently live in the house. They live in huts, and lack potable water and electricity. They have a precarious infrastructure, humid and poorly hygienic environments and a shortage of nutritious food. Diseases, especially in children, are constant.

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The eldest son, Paulo (33), along with his wife Sonia, have created Un Hogar en Tanzania, a fundraising campaign to build a decent house to the family. You can now be part of the project and prove that we can help them through architecture.

Archstorming will look for designs to build a house for 15 people that will include 6 bedrooms, a living room, an outdoor and an indoor kitchen, showers and latrines, a corral and the cattle area.

The winning proposal will be built.

Get more information about the challenge in the briefing of the competition.


Early Registration Period (60€) – 26th February – 25th March 2020

Regular Registration Period (80€) – 26th March – 22nd April 2020

Advanced Registration Period (100€) – 23rd April – 20th May 2020

Late Registration Period (120€) – 21st May – 17th June 2020

Submission Deadline – 17th June 2020

Winners Announcement – 8th July 2020


1st place – 6000€ + Construction, Publications, Certificate of Achievement

2nd place – 2000€, Publications, Certificate of Achievement

3rd place – 1000€, Publications, Certificate of Achievement

Honourable Mentions (2) – 2×500€, Publications, Certificate of Achievement

Honourable Mentions (10) – Publications, Certificate of Achievement

Visit Archstorming for more information.

Ian Mutuli

About the author

Ian Mutuli

Founder and Managing Editor of Archute. He is also a graduate architect from The University of Nairobi, Kenya.