Making Africa A Continent of Contemporary Design

In a large exhibition, the Vitra Design Museum moves from March 2015, the contemporary African design in a new light. “Making Africa – A Continent of Contemporary Design” shows based on the works of over 120 artists and designers, such as design accompanies the economic and political changes in the continent and promoting. It presents […]

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Groosman to create extreme cantilevers for arts Centre in Rwanda’s capital

An arts and cultural centre with two huge cantilevered wings has been unveiled by Dutch architectural firm Groosman as the latest in a string of architectural developments in Kigali, Rwanda. The Rotterdam-based studio worked with engineers Geelhoed Group on the design of Kigali Art & Culture Centre, which will be situated on the outskirts of […]

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Influence of Islam on African Architecture

What is Islamic Architecture? Islamic architecture can be referred to as the building traditions of Muslim populations of the Middle East and elsewhere from the 7th century on. Islamic architecture finds its highest expression in religious buildings such as the mosque and madrasah. Early Islamic religious architecture is exemplified by Jerusalem’s Dome of the Rock […]

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African Sculpture

African sculpture takes many forms and offers us huge insights into the cultures and tribal communities from whence it came. African sculpture is most often figurative, representing the human form and fashioned primarily from wood but it can also be stylized and abstracted and carved from stone. It can span centuries and be as ancient […]

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David Adjaye unveils designs for children’s cancer treatment centre in Rwanda

British architect David Adjaye has revealed plans for a 100-bed paediatric cancer centre in Rwanda, East Africa. The architect, who was born in Tanzania, is designing the Gahanga International Children’s Cancer Hospital for a four-hectare site in Gahanga, a region to the south of Rwandan capital Kigali. sign Group, a nonprofit US firm, plans to […]

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FLASHBACK: Incredible futuristic African architecture that solves problems…and gets you thinking (1)

FROM DECEMBER 2014: ARCHITECTURE cropping up in Africa is achieving international acclaim for some of the most innovative and sustainable building designs in the world. In some cases it is a single building that has been designed to minimize impact on the environment or cope with environmental challenges. In other cases the architecture involves a concerted effort among […]

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Using ‘African style interior design’ vs. ‘European style interior design’

We often tend to reflect largely on western designs that owe their origin to the various European nations and tend to come across our mighty African style far less frequently than one would like. African decoration is inspired by nature, wild animals, colorful fabrics and wood carvings. Whatever it is that inspires you about African […]

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NIGERIA: Construction of Abuja City Center to commence in May

Senator Bala Mohammed, the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja recently revealed plans to commence construction work on the Abuja City Center. With a budget of US$3.5bn, the two-phased construction project will consists of four international hotels, residential houses, offices, shops and condominiums; all on 17 hectares of land. According to Executive Director-Africa, Eagle […]

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