‘Building Ethiopia’ published

Building Ethiopia, published in October 2012 by Helawi Sewnet and Zegeye Cherenet, represents a documentation of research activities at the Ethiopian Institute of Architecture, Building Construction and City Development (EiABC) between 2009 and 2011. More than 40 articles and authors set as their objective a sustainable urban as well as rural development of Ethiopia. Bridging between teaching, practice and research, all contributions represent an open system of alternative approaches to tackle Ethiopia’s most pressing challenge: how to supply the building infrastructure for one of the fastest growing and developing territories in the world.

The research was undertaken at EiABC in the context of a large higher education reform process and under the leadership of EiABC’s founding Scientific Director Dirk E. Hebel. Being an Assistant Professor for Architecture and Construction at the Future Cities Laboratory in Singapore by now, several contributions of him and his research partners Felix Heisel, Marta Wisniewska, and Lara Davis can be found in the publication:

Dirk E. Hebel:
BUILDING THE FUTURE – APPLICATIONS OF LOCAL CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGIES AND MATERIALS IN ETHIOPIA

Dirk E. Hebel:
ADDIS ABABA – EXTRACTING CHARACTERS FROM VOIDS

Dirk E. Hebel:
DIALOGUE BUILDING

Marta Wisniewska with Bisrat Kifle and Addisalem Feleke
REFUGEE SHELTERS FOR ETHIOPIA

Felix Heisel and Marta Wisniewska:
MULU PROMISE PLAZA & VILLAGE, SUSTAINABLE, MODULAR AND COST EFFECTIVE CONTAINER UNITS

Lara Davis with Philippe Block:
EARTHEN MASONRY VAULTING: TECHNOLOGIES AND TRANSFER

Felix Heisel:
HOUSING TYPOLOGIES, A CASE STUDY IN ADDIS ABABA