PHOTOS: Ancient Egyptian Architecture

Ancient Egypt was characterized by an opulence of structures and architectural monuments, mostly along the Nile River. Construction activities at the time were mainly focused on pyramids, temples and tombs. Since wood was scarcely available in Egypt, bricks and stones were the most predominant building materials used in ancient Egyptian construction. The architecture is based mainly […]

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A new parliament complex to be constructed in Ethiopia

Speakers of the House of Peoples’ Representative (HPR) and the House of Federation (HoF) in Ethiopia have signed a deal that will herald the construction of a US$101m new parliament complex. According to the speaker of (HPR): Abadula Gemeda, the process of selecting the best design took longer than expected. This was to ensure critical examination […]

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Denis Sassou Nguesso Polytechnic University in Brazzaville

Beautiful right…. Driven by a strong desire for economic development, the Congolese government decided to build a modern polytechnic university that provides technical training to supplement the existing teaching at the University of Brazzaville program. This project takes into account the fact that the program elements are positioned so that it adapts to the natural […]

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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 […]

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Proposal for Casablanca Anfa released

The proposal for Casablanca Anfa residential complex in Morocco has been presented by Herreros Architects from Madrid. The program of this project includes: housing, shops and small sports facilities (swimming pool and gym for residents). The structure of the project is the result of a set of volumetrics adopted by architects. The ground floor and […]

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Prefabricated Housing- The way forward in Kenya

Prefabricated houses are developed in the factory and are assembled on site. They consist of wall panels made of concrete and polystyrene, steel or wood panels. The wall panels are jointed with screws to enhance their strength. The housing issue is a major debacle in Kenya. The fast growing urban population has led to acute shortage of housing […]

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Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania

The Ngorongoro Crater Lodge is located between Arusha, Tarangire, Lake Manyara and the Serengeti Plains in Tanzania. The design follows the Maasai mud-and-stick manyatta style with elegantly layered banana leaf ceilings and cooling makhuti palm roofs. The Lodge is one of the most architecturally spectacular safari lodges in Africa. It has stunning views over what many regard as the […]

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Light House by W design Architecture Studio

Following the success of previous projects, W design architecture studio known for creating spaces that enhance the experience of living in Africa amongst its nature has completed yet another project they call ‘the light house.’ Located in the Eye of Africa Estate, the residence is characterized by an exterior façade clad in steel and concrete. The gabled […]

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Design for the Niger International Airport Launched

The n-Architects from Bangkok, Thailand have unveiled their plans for the Niger international airport. The equipment covers a total area of ​​12,000 m2 with a capacity of 5 million passengers per year. Inspired by the shape of an airplane propeller, the plan is to design a “smooth and simple” but modern piece of architecture that would be […]

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Interesting Facts about Timber Frames

Timber frames are built with a wide variety of woods that are minimally processed. Douglas-Fir is very prominent, but cedar, pine, spruce, hemlock, and many other varieties are used as well. Decisions should be based on availability, aesthetics, and the design of the timber frame. Timber frames are fire resistant and can be designed in any […]

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