The proposal “Creating Spaces rather than Designing” has won the 1st place in the international architecture competition for affordable housing in Lesotho, Africa titled “Rise in the City”. The winning project was selected from 150 applications, 78 preliminary designs and 56 final designs entrants from 39 countries. This is a unique international architecture competition organized by Rise International and BOND Events for recent graduates and students worldwide. The contest was to design affordable and sustainable housing solutions to curb Lesotho’s housing problem in an environment challenged by: increased urban migration, climate change and scarcity of resources.