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.
Literally green from the ground up, this house on the Senegalese coast is an outlier in terms of home construction and design. A model of ecological living that blends perfectly with the environment.
Using past projects as examples, Namibian architect Nina Maritz shares thoughts on sustainable architecture that places the local, natural, and inexpensive above all else.
One of the most ambitious and amazing construction projects in the world is about to begin in Ghana. Dubbed, "Hope City" a $10 billion project intended to make the West African nation an international hub of high tech innovation.
With a dramatically slanted roof, rising on a hilldside in Librevile, Gabon, this assembly hall design incorporates Gabon’s vibrant ecology to create a striking expression of a Green Gabon.
ELstudio and Blok Kats van Veen Architects 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 also introduce a low cost and solution that could be easily replicated at low cost.
The masterplan is for a discreet and environmentally intelligent architecture that blends harmoniously with the lush and extensive landscape. Green fingers of lush vegetation extend down towards the sea, with a series of contemporary buildings inserted amid tropical plantings to create an architecture that at once responds to the contours of the landscape and recedes into the green totality.