This a well-researched and beautifully presented study of the sculptural mud architecture of West Africa is stunning. These often beautiful buildings were designed and built by architects for kings and emperors, making the best of local materials and know-how.
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.
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.
With a focus on a traditional central meeting space, this head office is set firmly within a Namibian context, utilizing both organic and manufactured surfaces.
Dedicated to the creation of authentic, contemporary African architecture, South African architect Peter Rich strives to create places that are meaningful, and uplifting for all who occupy them.
Driven by the necessity for the diverse people of South Africa and the world to understand and appreciate the country’s struggle for liberation, The Freedom Park was born as a national and international icon of humanity and freedom. The Freedom Park, with its Garden of Remembrance, is located on a 52-hectare site on Salvokop Hill at the entrance into Tshwane (Pretoria) from Johannesburg.