Building of house from waste in Ghana

Nkabom House was designed by Anna Webster, a fourth-year architecture student at The Cass, London Metropolitan University’s school of art, architecture and design.

The original concept was a response to a competition inviting proposals for a single-family house to be built in a remote village in Ghana’s southern Ashanti region.


Recently, there was an exhibition at Alliance Francaise about innovative architecture from waste. Mr Nat Amarteifio, the chairperson of the programme mentioned that even though the designs exhibited looked complex and not popular in Ghana, it is a common practice to see houses and shops in Accra built from recycled or waste materials.
Most of the architect of these buildings are usually people living in slums and shop owners who do not have money to build houses from concrete.He also mentioned that there are piles of building materials at Old Fadama due to the demolitions of slums by the government following the disaster created by recent flooding. Hence someone can be inspired by the situation to build a house from the rubbles.

A director from the French Embassy called for proposals of exhibitions about architecture in Ghana from waste.