Tips & Designing Ideas for Innovative Architects

Architecture can be a form of art as architects are constantly finding unique as well as unusual ways to put their own twist to their designs. Given are some tips for innovative architects to make out a space for themselves. Remodelling: It is highly recommended to re-assess the space that your home already possesses and work within the original […]

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Wood-framed garage: The ideal choice for your homes

Garages are much more than mere car parking spaces. In fact, garages today serve a multitude of purposes, you can use your garage as a workshop, warehouse, and as a valuable storage space. Undoubtedly, they are sturdy, durable and long lasting buildings. There are many people who use their garages to store their gardening tools, […]

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GHANA: 60 MW hydroelectric power plant to be built in Wassa

A-60 megawatt hydroelectric power plant is to be set up at Sekyere Himang, Wassa East District, Ghana. The US$3m worth project is under the supervision of the China International Water and Electric Corporation with the support of the Ministry of Energy and Petroleum. The power plant is aimed at meeting the high demands of electricity in the […]

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SOUTH AFRICA: Construction of Grosvenor square begins

Construction work has commenced at the Grosvenor Square designed by Tim Hughes. Located at the Century City in Cape Town, the US$10.95m worth office park will target small and medium tenants. With an area of 5364m2, the project will comprise of five buildings of A-grade low rise offices. These will be located around a picturesque courtyard, giving buyers flexible options for […]

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RWANDA: Transport sector gets US$74.7m boost from AfDB

A sum of USD 74.7m has been approved by The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) to finance the upgrade of Rwanda’s transport system. The entire construction project will cost US$78.99m with counterpart funding of US$4.52m from the Rwandan Government The project is the first phase of Rwanda’s Transport Sector Project. It involves the rehabilitation of the Base-Rukomo road […]

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NAMIBIA: First ever solar park to be constructed from next year

The first ever solar power park is to be constructed in Namibia. The solar power project which is under the ownership of InnoSun- a French investor will be constructed at a cost of US $10.79m. With work commencing from the beginning of next year, the power park will add 4.5MW of electricity to the national power grid. This marks the […]

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Tips for taking fantastic site photos

Taking site photos is a fundamental part of the architectural process. You may use them for before and after photos, monitoring progress, marking up items in the field, or creating more accurate drawings and models. PROGRESS PHOTOS: Pick a spot at the beginning of a project that you can take a photo from every time you visit. Always make sure […]

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Amazing uses of shipping containers

With the right perspective, an empty shipping container can be seen as a blank slate. The large steel boxes were originally invented to streamline the process of shipping products and raw materials. There are millions of shipping containers in the world, and many of them are sitting empty in terminals. They are practically begging for creative […]

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NIGERIA: Geregu II gas plant all set and ready for use

Siemens has completed the Geregu II gas-turbine power plant in Ajaokuta, Kogi state. With an electrical capacity of 434 megawatts (MW), the plant will play an important role in the expansion of the power supply in Nigeria. Ajaokuta is located approximately 200 kilometers south of the Nigerian capital Abuja. Following the Afam V and Geregu […]

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ANGOLA: Construction of new ring road in Lubango unveiled

On Tuesday this week, the Provincial Governor of Huila Province João Marcelino Tyipinge launched the construction of a 26 km ring road in Lubango. Estimated to cost US$ 0.04bn, the new road construction project will facilitate the connection between the urban city of Quilemba and Eywa. The road which will be nine meter wide and 26 km long will […]

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