Growing Roots, an agricultural community
South Africa has a divided agricultural sector formed by highly specialized commercial farms on one hand and small subsistence smallholder farmers on the other. The project presents a model in-between, medium-size commercial farming run by a community that combines housing needs and agricultural activities.
Housing groups in one sector of the farm to centralize services and resources. From there the urbanism and specific houses’ position in space are in charge of the community, considering the beneficial connection and interaction of people, horticulture, and small stock. The houses’ layout is predetermined but allows inhabitants to customize and appropriate them.