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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Becoming an Architect

Architecture is one of the most influential professions in our global society. A career in Architecture offers opportunities to shape, perhaps even transform the environment in which we live. Architecture brings together the arts, environmental awareness, sciences and technology. Architects combine creative design with technical knowledge to provide integrated solutions for built and natural environments […]

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African Architects in the Diaspora

Although some of these designers do not live in Africa, their work revolve around recycling and reuse of complex materials to express a continual cycle of exchange. 1. Cheick Diallo: Born in Mali and trained as an architect and designer in France. He shares space with other Malian artists on the hills of Bamako. Diallo uses tires, bottles, computer […]

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Landscape Architecture- More than just Gardening

Landscape Architecture is an extraordinary blend of science and art, proposition and thought. The land is the canvas, the landscape design is the paint or drawing medium used on the canvas to create the composition and the Landscape Architect is the artist. Most people are yet to fully appreciate the practice as an important entity […]

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