5 Unusual Buildings in Africa

1. Pineapple building This building is three stories tall, and was constructed by members of Bathurst’s agricultural community in the 1980s. It was made of metal and fibreglass.It was built to commemorate the breakthrough after a difficult farming situation experenced by farmers in the 18th century, which came when pineapples were planted.The building houses a […]

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5 Monumental Religious buildings in Africa

1. Faith Tabernacle, Nigeria: Faith Tabernacle is situated at Ota, Ogun State, Nigeria. The facility has a capacity of 50,400 worshippers, and it is the largest church auditorium in the world in terms of capacity. The gigantic facility, which was constructed within 12 months, has no visible pillars within, so the gigantic roofing stands suspended […]

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5 Monumental Sports Facilities in Africa

1. Cape Town Stadium (South Africa) The Cape Town Stadium, one of Africa’s breathtaking sports facility, is situated in Cape Town, South Africa. The 69,000 capacity stadium, is used for football and rugby. It is located in Green Point, between Table Mountain and the Atlantic Ocean. The monumental stadium, which cost US$600 million was built […]

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Affordable Housing in Africa

Accommodation is rarely affordable in Africa. The majority cannot afford down payment in some parts of the continent, while some also struggle to meet payments and repayments. For instance, according to research, in Angola, a $3.5bn social housing project was done in Luanda, which offers about $84,000 for apartments. This is in a country where […]

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The Rise of Africa’s Lifestyle Malls

Africa’s shopping centres are getting a dramatic makeover. Consumers are becoming increasingly time pressured and technology focused. They are no longer content to park, enter the store and simply buy the goods. For most, shopping has become an integral part of the leisure time. Opening of the Mall of Africa in South Africa. Image source: […]

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Khartoum – recession in the land

Khartoum — Real estate agents in Khartoum reported a recession in the land and housing market during the first days of April. Early this year, the real estate market witnessed significant movement, but it fell again early April, a housing broker told El Meghar newspaper. He attributed the drop to the current economic situation, expecting […]

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Chinese Urbanism in Africa

China’s influence in Africa is growing quickly on many levels. All across the continent, Chinese companies are creating new highways, light rail systems, Special Economic Zones, and mass housing developments. Cities have received brand new skylines “made in China”: designed by Chinese architecture firms, financed by Chinese banks, and built by Chinese contractors. From foundational […]

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The Beauty of Africa’s Traditional Architecture, In One Big Database

In 2014, architect Jon Sojkowski created the first online database of African vernacular architecture, using photos he’d taken during his research trips to Zambia, Malawi, and Swaziland, as well as photos from Flickr and photographer submissions. So far, his database includes photos for 48 countries, and he’s asking more people to submit photos. African cities […]

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Buildings in Africa provides Traditional Architecture

A new exhibition at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Arts in Humlebæk, Denmark showcases contemporary art and architecture in sub-Saharan Africa, as mentioned in an article from Curbed. The article added that the traditional techniques, colonial influences, and current imagination are joined together to create a unique environment. “We wanted to use this show to […]

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Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts Designs Low-Income Housing Prototypes in Mozambique

The Department of Human Settlements at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts’ School of Architecture, Design, and Conservation has developed a new low-income housing prototype for Maputo, Mozambique in southeast Africa as part of the Casas Melhoradas research project. The prototype reinterprets the area’s traditional “Casa de Madeira e Zinco,” which is made of […]

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