Namibian architect Nina Maritz discusses her architectural journey, and her strong focus on an ecocentric architecture rooted in culturally sensitive, environmental, sustainable and community-based projects.
Designed and built by architecture students at the University of Nottingham, Project Kagiso responded to the local need for a nursery school in rural northern South Africa, utilizing locally available materials and site appropriate building techniques.
"Everybody, regardless of where they are or who they are, deserves good architecture," said Christian Benimana as he announced plans to launch three “African Design Centers” to be built over the next 10 years in strategic locations throughout the continent.
African American architect, Jack Travis, FAIA, digs deep and opens up about about his five-decade architectural journey, and the Evolution of a Black Architectural Aesthetic.
Architect Diébédo Francis Kéré talks about the the impact of architecture regarding his ‘Louisiana Canopy’ installation - an Africa-inspired flexible gathering space that gives people a choice of how to interact with it.
With a dramatic curved roof, simple white walls, and the heart of the building opening up to the sky, and utilizing locally sourced material, Thread is a innovative, well executed and community-driven piece of sustainable architecture.
This formerly dilapidated school in rural South Africa was transformed through community engagement, using passive low energy design principles, to create a sustainable, place specific learning environment.
Michael Murphy, Co-Founder of MASS Design Group, discusses the dearth of architects in Sub Saharan Africa, and how bridging that gap can lead towards much needed architectural and societal transformations.
In recognition of cultural precedents and limited resources, Twyfelfontein Visitors Center was designed with an economy of means, and flexibility in terms of present use and possible obsolescence.
In the heart of London's Notting Hill district, Africa is summoned and heralded in a home that is an urban oasis replete with memories of travels across the continent.