5 Unusual Buildings in Africa

1. Pineapple building This building is three stories tall, and was constructed by members of Bathurst’s agricultural community in the 1980s. It was made of metal and fibreglass.It was built to commemorate the breakthrough after a difficult farming situation experenced by farmers in the 18th century, which came when pineapples were planted.The building houses a […]

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Best Architecture Design Software

There are many best choice of architecture design software that you can choose according to your needs and preferences. You may find a program that allows users to click on the entire bedroom suite before turning it into a home space. Installing the software avoids cost calculation errors and costly mistakes. Some of the software include:  1. Sweet […]

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Swahili Gem: Harmonising Mombasa’s past, present and future architecture

Swahili Gem is an eco-friendly residential development of 14 luxury apartments. Located on the island of Mombasa, minutes away from Mombasa Central Business District, the airport, the port, shopping centres and beaches; this project is committed to harmonising Mombasa’s past, present and future architecture. Designed by Urko Sanchez Architects, the building features an aesthetically pleasing Musharabieh structural shell which offers […]

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School of Architecture coming soon in Ivory Coast

A school of architecture will open for the academic year 2015-2016 in Ivory Coast. This was announced by Guillaume Koffi, architect and president of the National Council of the Order of Architects (ANOC) of Ivory Coast on Thursday, Oct. 10th. With the support of the International Union of Architects (UIA) and the African Union of […]

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Forum Homini: An extraordinary mix of Architecture and Landscape

Exploring two architectural themes: the relationship between architecture and landscape; and the relationship between architecture and iconography, this 14 roomed boutique hotel by Activate Architects (Edward Paes-Brooks & Michael Magner) makes an important contribution to the architecture of the post apartheid period. Most of the building is submerged under concrete roofs covered in natural veld […]

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African Vernacular Architecture

The term vernacular is derived from the Latin vernaculus, meaning “domestic, native, indigenous”. In architecture, vernacular refers to that type of architecture which is indigenous to a specific time or place. It is most often applied to residential buildings. Vernacular architecture is a component of a country’s culture. African vernacular architecture is also called traditional architecture or indigenous architecture. It’s architecture is constructed of materials native to a particular […]

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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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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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