Calabar International Convention Centre, Nigeria

Located on a hill-top and offering a panoramic view of the River Delta, the Calabar International Convention Centre provides the setting for several types of events. The centre consists of four adjoining, sculptural volumes that are cast in concrete and appear as sharply cut. The location on the middle of the hill creates a natural […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Amazing Space-Age buildings in Africa

Mausoleum of Agostinho Neto: Built in honor of the first Angolan president, the Mausoleum of Agostinho Neto is a great pride of this Portuguese-speaking country. The imposing structure can be viewed from various parts of Luanda- the capital city of Angola.   St. Paul’s Cathedral in Cote d’Ivoire: Saint Paul’s Cathedral served as a refuge for Ivorians fleeing […]

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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 […]

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Facts About Mud Houses

According to Earth Architecture, half of the world’s population uses buildings made from mud brick or other earthen materials. Mud brick has many benefits, although it is not as durable as some other materials. It is made of mud or clay that is mixed with straw and hardened by baking it in the sun or […]

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From Grande To Petite

Originally known for its impressive concrete spans, its fluidity and its overall size in the cosmopolitan era of 1960s Portuguese colony; the Grande Hotel situated in the Ponta Gea district of Beira now stands as a concrete modernist ruin. It now hosts about 2500 residents-one of the largest communities of squatters in the country. After […]

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