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Category list : Africa

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  • Floating School

    Learning from Lagos: Floating school, Makoko, Nigeria, Kunlé Adeyemi, NLÉSubscription

    Building1 January, 2014

    Using local materials and skills, this school in a floating slum is a brave exemplar for a community in dire need, yet the Lagos state government is threatening to demolish it

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    Mandela's built legacy and a new dawn for african architectureSubscription

    Essay18 December, 2013

    As the spotlight falls on Africa following the death of Nelson Mandela, a timely exhibition on the continent’s built environment gives cause for hope

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    Women's Opportunity Centre in Rwanda, Sharon Davis Design

    Building18 December, 2013

    Drawing on local precedents, this centre teaches cultivation skills to the women of a Rwandan village, improving both their prospects and those of the community

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    Makoko Floating School by NLE Architects, LagosSubscription

    Building29 November, 2013

    A floating school constructed from bamboo and timber gives a poor waterborne community in Lagos a social focus

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    Education Centre by Dominikus Stark Architekten, RwandaSubscription

    Building28 November, 2013

    An exhibition complex in a park in Chengdu revisits the traditional Chinese courtyard house, drawing on local construction techniques and materials

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    Pedagogy: KIST, Kigali, RwandaSubscription

    Essay25 October, 2013

    Kigali Institute of Science & Technology sees an international faculty and 19 home grown students drive an african identity towards solving the social economic and development agenda in Rwanda

  • The Mutende School in Lulamba

    View from Chingola, ZambiaSubscription

    Essay25 October, 2013

    The experience of building a school in Zambia has given Guylee Simmonds and James Mitchell a unique perspective on the country’s wider challenges

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    View from Lagos, NigeriaSubscription

    Essay25 October, 2013

    The biggest city in Africa needs an architectural impetus commensurate with its growing size and importance, say John Godwin and Gillian Hopwood

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    Pedagogy: University of Johannesburg, South AfricaSubscription

    Essay17 April, 2013

    Taking local marginalised neighbourhoods as urban laboratories students at UJ are encouraged to design radical schemes rooted in context

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    View From DhakaSubscription

    Essay9 April, 2013

    The political unrest that recently engulfed Dhaka highlights some of the cultural tensions discussed at this year’s CAA conference

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