MasterBuild Africa

KENYA: The competition for the construction of the new French Embassy is on…

Qualified building contractors have been summoned to take part in a competition organised by the Embassy of France in Kenya. According to the tender released by the Embassy, through France’s Ministry of Foreign and International Development; contractors have been urged to indicate their interest in constructing the new French Diplomatic Compound. Located along Peponi Gardens Road in […]

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Innovative building design and construction in Africa

The building and construction industry is one of the most important sector in the worlds’ economy. This sector hires more than 10% of the workforce accounting for almost 20% of the national product. In construction, innovation refers to the introduction and actual utilization of non-trivial improvements and changes in the processes, systems and products in a […]

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Book Review: Buildings Must Die

Architecture seems increasingly limited to the production of exotic buildings, with little space left for reflection on the historical and social context of the built environment, or for speculation on its future direction.  Written by: Stephen Cairns and Jane M. Jacobs, ‘Buildings Must Die’ looks into architecture’s sole obsession with creation and production and its indifference […]

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