Africa’s Most Beautiful Campus

Obafemi Awolowo University formerly known as The University of Ife was initially conceived in the early 1960’s in the ancient city of Ile-Ife, shortly after Nigeria gained its independence from the United Kingdom. Arieh Sharon, an Israeli architect and Bauhaus alumna, in collaboration with Nigerian office A.A. Egbor and AMY Company worked on the school’s structures and master plan for a span […]

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Biophilic Design: The Benefits

Biophilic Design is an innovative way of connecting human to our natural environment by designing the places where we live, work, and learn. It is a conscious effort to include nature into interior and architectural design and by doing this, we unconsciously bring the outdoors into our constructed world. First made popular by Edward O. […]

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3 Amazing Sudano-Sahelian Mosques in Africa

Sudano-Sahelian style refers to the indigenous architecture of the Africans of the Sahel and Sudanian grassland. The buildings are typically built with mudbricks and adobe plaster. The architectural style is characterised by support beams (or scaffolds) that jut out from the wall face when used for indeginous mosques and palaces. These peculiarities make the buildings […]

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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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Curtain Walls and Structural Glazing System

Featured Image Credit: Sapa Building System A curtain wall system is an outer covering of a building with non-structural outer walls, and it is used to keep the weather out and the occupants in. It can be made of lightweight materials to reduce the cost of construction, since it is just a facade, and does […]

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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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