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Category list : Africa

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

    Thinkpiece18 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

    Buildings18 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

    Buildings29 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

    Buildings28 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

    Thinkpiece25 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

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    View from Chingola, ZambiaSubscription

    Thinkpiece25 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

    Thinkpiece25 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

    Thinkpiece17 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

    Thinkpiece9 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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    Editorial View: Cultural VandalismSubscription

    Thinkpiece19 March, 2013

    The power of culture to reflect the best aspects of humanity does not always save it from the worst