MasterBuild Africa

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

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 start an architecture and design training centre in Kigali, Rwanda, to help address the “dearth of professional […]

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Calabar International Convention Center

The Calabar International Convention Center in the southeastern part of Nigeria is located in the scenic river delta of the Cross River State bordering Cameroun. The multi-functional and flexible building will also offer the citizens of Calabar a new cultural centre that will provide the setting for concerts, film festivals and exhibitions. The Calabar International […]

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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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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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