Roel Rutgers


Roel Rutgers studied Architecture at Delft University of Technology and graduated with both a Masters in Architecture and in Building Technology. He worked for Paul de Ruiter architects in Amsterdam, one of Europe’s leading firms in Sustainable architecture, for nine years before moving to Namibia last year to develop a sustainable housing system for informal settlements.



MOME is a sustainable modular housing system developed by Dutch architect Roel Rutgers in a joint venture with LIC pool. It is designed to upgrade the quality of life in the informal settlements and contributes to the UN development goals for 2030.

The system is extremely water efficient in production and construction. MOME’s tailored building method helps to save vast amounts of CO2 emissions compared to traditional buildings.

The MOME houses have the potential to save and generate energy and bring sustainable living within the reach of the masses.