Date of Submission

Spring 5-9-2022

Degree Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Architecture



Primary Advisor

Tim Frank


The irony is that a profession that is responsible for cratering to one of the most basic human needs, is so economically out of reach for those in developing countries such as Ghana. Africa's housing already insufficient and continues to be expensive and not meeting the soaring demand, leads to the continent to face a housing crisis. This problem either leads people to become homeless or are forced to move into neglected unsanitary areas. The intent of my thesis is to provide a DIY; sustainable strategy home in which the locals learn and benefit from building a permit eco-friendly home. The goal is to break down the housing crisis and provide a prototype eco-friendly solution, all while building design and leadership principles throughout the process of this idea. Architecture isn’t only about aesthetics and for the rich, it is about finding imaginative and to provide creative problem solving to improving people’s quality of their everyday lives. Throughout my process, I will find new innovative ways to cut housing costs by learning traditional building techniques to help conserve cost waste. Innovative and eco-friendly homes that use local recyclable materials and resources, combined with efficient water and energy systems, could just offer Africa's population the perfect sustainable and affordable solution to meet its housing needs.

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