Blog articles

08 June 2022

Sustainable, affordable housing in Kenya


by German Design Museum Foundation

Etta Madete is an architect, EDGE expert, Aspen senior fellow passionate about affordable sustainable housing. She is the Affordable Housing Lead at BuildX Studio and a lecturer at the University of Nairobi. In all capacities she practices, teaches and does research on architectural design innovation that brings sustainable economic, social and environmental development to Kenya and beyond.

Most recently she was the lead researcher for East Africa section of the 2020 exhibition with Rem Koolhaas, OMA, Harvard GSD happening at the Guggenheim museum in New York on the countryside. She has worked with Musau Kimeu Architects; an expert in environmental design, Morphosis architects and is now the Affordable Housing Lead in charge of the Zima Homes flagship project at BuildX Studio; an architectural firm focused on design innovation for social impact and sustainable development.

Listen to the podcast episode 92 of the German Designer Club with Etta Madete here. Georg-Christof Bertsch, University of Art & Design in Offenbach, and Etta Madete talk about sustainable and affordable housing in Kenya.
The English part starts at minute 03:30.

Back to overview