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Umeh urges Jega to cancel gov elections in S-East states

National chairman on All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA, Chief Victor Umeh, has called on Professor Attahiru Jega, Independent National Electoral, INEC, Chairman, to cancel the governorship and State House of Assembly elections in South East for alleged snatching of election materials by people allegedly working for the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. Chief Umeh also asked […]

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Education in Africa: Designing the learning environment

The learning environment constitutes the structures, tools, and communities that affect both the educator’s ability to inculcate necessary knowledge and skills in the learner required to excel in the 21st Century and the students ability to apply such skills beyond the four-walls of the classroom. The attributes of a physical environment (lighting, size, acoustics, safety, comfort, […]

The effect of Chinese Urbanism on African Cities

Over the years, Chinese companies have successfully funded and built many new developments in African cities ranging from the headquarters of the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to the Lekki Free Trade Zone in Lagos, Nigeria. According to Shanghai-based architect Daan Roggeveen and Amsterdam-based journalist Michiel Hulshof of Go West Project in a recent report, […]

Abeokuta City Centre- a new class of modernization

Ogun state government in collaboration with Urbanisma- a Malaysian consulting firm presents the Abeokuta City Centre. Located in the Western part of Nigeria, the state is set to house the 60-storey skyscraper. According to Daniel Adejobi- the Commissioner for Housing in the state, “the City Centre would be a focus of attention that would attract local […]

Green Architecture in Africa

Sustainable architecture in Africa is finding new ways to cut costs, take lessons from traditional building methods, conserve energy, promote reuse and still remain environmentally friendly. The following buildings are all cost effective, easy to consturct and economically viable, which makes them accessible by all and easier to maintain. 1. Sandbag Houses, South Africa: Built […]

SPARK Architects present Ramzi Towers

This landmark designed by the London Studio of Spark Architects sets a new standard for contemporary living for Nigeria’s emerging economy. Positioned at the heart Victoria Island, the 18-storey structure offers a wide-angled view across downtown Lagos towards the Atlantic Ocean. Each of the apartments are orientated to maximize daylight, with the building’s curved forms […]

African Architects in the Diaspora

Although some of these designers do not live in Africa, their work revolve around recycling and reuse of complex materials to express a continual cycle of exchange. 1. Cheick Diallo: Born in Mali and trained as an architect and designer in France. He shares space with other Malian artists on the hills of Bamako. Diallo uses tires, bottles, computer […]

African Heritage House In Kenya to be demolished

Inside Kenya lies the most photographed house in Africa. Built by Alan Donovan more than two decades ago, The African Heritage House risks been demolished in an attempt by government to improve the nation’s infrastructure. The house is assorted with designs from every country within Africa and beyond. The main inspiration is the mud architecture […]

Lymex Limited

Lymex Limited is a well established provider of office furniture in Nigeria providing high standard furniture to equip a wide range of facilities; Canteens, Conference and Training Rooms and Waiting areas. Initial focus was on textile manufacturing and Interior Design but has now grown to direct supply and installation of the furniture component of the […]