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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Education in Africa: Designing the learning environment

The learning environment constitutes the structures, tools, and communities that affect both the educator’s ability to inculcate necessary knowledge and skills in the learner required to excel in the 21st Century and the students ability to apply such skills beyond the four-walls of the classroom. The attributes of a physical environment (lighting, size, acoustics, safety, comfort, […]

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Designing for fire safety in the workplace

In an office building where several people carry out their day-to-day activities, it is important to make adequate design for fire safety. A well laid out design helps to reduce the incidence of fire outbreak and fire related injuries. It lowers the panic rate of occupants within an affected building or area. The following factors […]

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ETHIOPIA: A group of firms design plan for health care facility in Amhara region

The Amhara Regional State, one of the largest region in Ethiopia  is located in the northwestern and north central part of the country with an estimated population of 14 million people. Although Ethiopia has a free universal primary health care policy, most rural dwellers have to walk for many kilometers to access these services. The […]

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The Luxurious Clifton View 7 Apartment, Cape Town

The site is perched over dramatic boulders and the Atlantic Ocean and experiences sweeping views of the Clifton beaches as well as the Twelve Apostles mountain range. Moving through the apartment is a journey of styles and ideas that all fuse together to make the apartment a tailored and personally nuanced space. A feature spiral […]

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Aloe Ridge House, South Africa

Aloe Ridge House is an architectural design set into the African indigenous coastal forest context. Located under the leafy canopy of an Albizia Tree in the Eden Rock Estate in South Africa, Aloe Ridge House makes a big statement despite its relatively miniature dimension, promoting the notion that a dream house needn’t be palatial but that in fact, […]

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Newlands House, South Africa

Standing in harmony with its location and environment, the Newlands House embraces the diverse landscape of Cape Town’s rugged mountains. The house incorporates a clean modern aesthetic and provides uninterrupted views of the sea afforded by its perch on a hillside above the city centre.                Source: Architizer […]

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