Affordable Housing in Africa

Accommodation is rarely affordable in Africa. The majority cannot afford down payment in some parts of the continent, while some also struggle to meet payments and repayments. For instance, according to research, in Angola, a $3.5bn social housing project was done in Luanda, which offers about $84,000 for apartments. This is in a country where […]

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Chicoco Radio: Air Meets Water

In the heart of the old Port Harcourt township, popularly called “town”, an innovative structure is changing the landscape. Chicoco Radio is an expression of creativity, like the animated series “Avatar”, blending air, land and water, with fire provided by passionate volunteers. According to the designers, Netherlands-based architecture firm, NLE, “Chicoco Radio is a floating […]

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3D printing Technology: Transforming Design Development in Africa

Africa’s Architectural industry has witnessed a lot of transformation in recent times, changing from the conventional drawing – paper approach to computer aided design (CAD) system adoption for building design. With recent advancement in the information technology system, architects and building designers can now create photorealistic 3D models for visualization on computer screen to improve […]

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Green Roofs – The sustainable way back to nature

These days, green roofs are being used as an oasis to the dense urban environment. The fast growth of urban settlements and the advancement of technology have widened the gap between human beings and nature. Green roofs are one of the pathways back to nature. A green roof is a roof in which its outer […]

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Chinese Urbanism in Africa

China’s influence in Africa is growing quickly on many levels. All across the continent, Chinese companies are creating new highways, light rail systems, Special Economic Zones, and mass housing developments. Cities have received brand new skylines “made in China”: designed by Chinese architecture firms, financed by Chinese banks, and built by Chinese contractors. From foundational […]

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Landscape Architecture Is Rising In Africa

African countries are among the fastest growing in the world, in 2010 five African countries were included in the top ten countries with the fastest growing economies. Ten are the forecast to be in the top ten growing economy by 2017. There are RISING opportunities for landscape architects to influence built and natural environment in […]

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Kenya: National Power Company to upgrade street lights in Nairobi

Kenya Power- the nation’s utility company has commenced the upgrade of 4,200 street lights to help transform Nairobi into a 24-hour economy and also save on the costs of energy. Ben Chumo, Managing Director of the company stated that teams have been put in place to speed up the project. The project will involve improving the lights […]

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IVORY COAST: China to finance the construction of a 60,000 capacity stadium

China has announced plans to sponsor the construction of a 60,000 capacity stadium in Anyama suburb of Abidjan, Ivory Coast. This project is in readiness for the 2021 African Cup of Nations. Construction work is expected to commence in January 2016 through to 2018. According to a sport official, the Ebimpe stadium will be a “gift” from […]

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