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African Architecture and Design 2014-09-15 19:49:00
Inspired by the shape of the African Baobab tree, Polish Architectural Design H3AR firm has come up with this interesting Water Tower Design for South Sudan. According to them "...it was the inspiration of the water tower skyscraper which are also comprises a treatment plant, hospital, school and a food storage center to trigger economical development while bridging the cultural differences of …


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African Architecture and Design 2013-04-04 03:16:00
Leah Libsekal of AnotherAfrica writes about the Rwanda-based design firm Design Firm George Pericles which are part of the emerging next generation of thinkers and designers working to shape the urban form and future of Kigali, the capital of Rwanda and beyond.  Indeed, with rapid urbanisation the need for innovative ideas rooted in Rwandan culture, traditions and context provides opportunity for practical and locally appropriate solutions in the quest for …


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African Architecture and Design 2013-04-04 02:58:00
According to the george pericle's website "....The Rugo is the traditional Burundi & Rwandan house. New Rugo is a low-cost housing project located in Burundi. The project questions the relations between domestic spaces and culture. We establish a link between the values of pre-colonial (community, adaptability) and modern typology. We believe that planning has to respond to current needs, but also to be …


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African Architecture and Design 2013-03-25 07:28:00
Gaoui is a craft village located 10km north-east of N'Djamena the capital city of Chad folklore says that the village was once the capital of the Sao civilisation - a  race of giants.It is now known for its spectacular traditional architecture and pottery.Photos courtesy of Hervé Cheuzeville


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African Architecture and Design 2012-11-24 16:10:00
According to designboom "....snohetta create a unified vision for gambia?s higher level educational institutions with the new university of gambia. the new university will relocate and unite three of gambia?s existing formal institutions and oneuniversity in a single campus for 15,000 students. in addition to designing with the educational experiencein mind, snohetta also want the project to set new environmental standards. part of this …


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African Architecture and Design 2012-11-19 15:23:00
According to Ventures Africa  Nigeria architect, designer and ?urbanist?, Kunle Adeyemi of NLÉ in partnership with the Heinrich Boell Stiftung, has proposed plans to build a three-story school out of 16 floating platforms lashed together, capable of holding 100 students and teachers, in the waterfront slum of Makoko, area of Yaba, Lagos.Makoko, where shacks stand above the murky, fetid water on stilts of cast-aside lumber, is visible to …


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African Architecture and Design 2012-07-24 06:40:00
According to Afritecture "...Hospices in the southern African country of Zambia are few, particularly outside the capital of Lusaka.  In Chipata, population 98,416, and the capital of the Eastern Province of Zambia, the architectural duo ofELstudio and Blok Kats van Veen Architects (BKVV) were tasked by Foundation Chipata with designing a hospice that would not only relieve some of the distress of caring for the terminally ill, but …


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African Architecture and Design 2012-07-24 05:55:00
There website says"...Ibuku is an international design-build team creating a new way of living.  We exist to provide spaces in which people can live in an authentic relationship with nature.  We do this by designing fully functional homes and furniture that are made of natural substances and built in ways that are in integrity with nature...""...Best know for creating the architecturally …


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African Architecture and Design 2012-06-06 16:57:00
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African Architecture and Design 2012-06-06 16:39:00
Another Africa writes about a project that was recycling architecture between Ethiopia and Japan, "...Having lived in Japan for more than ten years as well as being born in Ethiopia, makes for an exotic and rare profile. In all my wanderings, I have hardly met any Ethiopians or Eritreans, Habesha people, in Japan. So, when I read about a project that …


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African Architecture and Design 2012-06-05 21:32:00
The TwentyEleven project by Architects Chris Idema and Reinier Simons is an attempt create a multifunctional Fab Workshop as well as dwellings for the inhabitants of the slums of Kibera. According to them"...Together with 236 inhabitants (including 52 families, 15 small companies and three workshops (two specialized in wood, one of which will become a concrete workshop and one metal), …


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African Architecture and Design 2011-12-21 10:21:00
Design Boom writes about "...tipu sultan merkez' earthen school in jar maulwi, pakistan by berlin-based architectural and engineering practice ziegert roswag seiler architekten ingenieure has received this year's holcim award for sustainable construction within the asia-pacific region. The first level of of the two-story building is constructed with cob walls comprised of locally sourced clay, sand, straw, water and earth. resting …


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African Architecture and Design 2011-12-21 10:01:00
Design Boom writes about "...lisbon-based practice frederico valsassina arquitectos has designed the 'accra twin towers' to be positioned along liberia road in urban context of accra, ghana. overlooking the gulf of guinea, the pair of structures contrasts the encompassing development of dense suburban scale buildings, becoming a visible landmark. Placed upon a limited plot size, the program is divided into residential …


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African Architecture and Design 2011-11-27 03:35:00
Their website says..."INCHSCAPE.Ki is a multi-disciplinary architectural practice with an approach of putting careful consideration into architecural briefs.Inchscape was established in 1983 as a full service firm,embracing true imagination and creative expertise that satisfy the client and the professional community.Photos courtesy of "INCHSCAPE.Ki


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African Architecture and Design 2011-10-31 23:27:00
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African Architecture and Design 2011-10-27 06:51:00
These amazing photos of West African Frescoes created by the


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African Architecture and Design 2011-10-27 05:10:00
According to their website "...Paragon Architects is a dynamic and innovative architectural design business, based in Johannesburg / South Africa, and active since 1997. It is the originator of the Paragon Group of design businesses.We love what we do, and it shows. Our work is driven by true passion for the process of architecture, and by a hands-on engagement with all …


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African Architecture and Design 2011-10-13 07:45:00
According to Afritects Architects "....The Soweto Theatre is to provide equitable access to arts & culture facilities for the residents of Soweto, the largest satellite district of the city of Johannesburg. The aspirational characteristic of the first public building in Soweto was highlighted as necessitating a unique response calling for a building that the community would take ownership of and feel …


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African Architecture and Design 2011-08-20 09:37:00
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