By Chris Weller |

Today, sub-Saharan Africa makes up roughly 16% of the world’s population.

According to UN estimates from earlier this August, by 2100 it will make up more than 50%.

Sensing a need for smarter housing, students from a German design school have partnered with Ethiopian architecture students to build three prototype houses (experimental homes) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

The homes go up quickly and offer shelter to a group of people who will soon have many more neighbors — check out the designs below.

Students from Bauhaus-Weimar and EiABC

Students from Bauhaus-Weimar and EiABC

Each year since 2012, Bauhaus-Weimar students have teamed up with the Ethiopian Institute of Architecture, Building Construction and City Development to erect a new house.

Each house employs a different core structure. The first model is called SECU, or Sustainable Emerging City Unit, and cost $8,500 to build.

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