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23 Nov 2018
Oceans Paradise, Hulhumale, the Maldives
Design: CAA (Core of Architecture & Art) Architects
Maldives Airport Economic Zone Mixed-use Development design by CAA
image Courtesy architecture office

Maldives Airport Economic Zone Mixed-use Development
Architectural competition winning design, utlising rainwater and solar energy harvesting, plus passive cross ventilation and tidal power.

17 Sep 2018
Villa Banalia, Democratic Republic of Congo
Architects: BasaboseStudio
Villa Banalia in the Democratic Republic of Congo
image Courtesy architects firm

Villa in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Villa Banalia is both a renovation and an adaptation of an old industrial storage building.

16 Sep 2018
Nyiragongo Villa I, North Kivu province, Congo, Republic of the Congo
Architects: BasaboseStudio
Nyiragongo Villa I in the North Kivu province Congo
image Courtesy architecture office

Villa in the North Kivu province, Congo
Nyiragongo Villa I is the expression of resilience of the city and people of Goma. A city of one million people located on the northern shore of Lake Kivu, in the North Kivu province, DR Congo.

13 Sep 2018
A Blueprint for Africa’s Future Cities
Moka City Mauritius
A Blueprint for Africa’s Future Cities
image Courtesy architecture office
Archasm Wilderness Pavilion Kenya Competition
Firmly established as Africa’s most progressive business orientated jurisdiction, Mauritius’ forward-thinking and nimble policies have resulted in the island nation riding the wave to the centre of investment and development in Africa.

Wilderness Pavilion Kenya Architecture Competition
Archasm Wilderness Pavilion Kenya Competition
Archasm Wilderness Pavilion Kenya Competition

26 Jan 2018
Wooden Tower, Ikoyi, Lagos, Nigeria
Architects: Hermann Kamte & Associates (HKA)
Lagos's Wooden Tower
image Courtesy architecture office

Lagos’s Wooden Tower
Originally designed as a submission for Metsä Wood’s City Above the City competition, Kamte’s design looks to tackle the problem of poorly planned construction in many African cities by pushing the boundaries of contemporary architecture.

17 Nov 2017
Bristol Zoological Society Field Research Centre, Ankarafa Forest, Sahamalaza Peninsula, Radama National Park, north western Madagascar
Design: Landscape architect Grant Associates ; architect Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios
Bristol Zoological Society Field Research Centre Ankarafa Forest
photograph © FCBS

Bristol Zoological Society Field Research Centre Building in Madagascar
Landscape architect Grant Associates has teamed up with Bristol Zoological Society (BZS) and the Richard Feilden Foundation (RFF), in conjunction with fellow Bath based architect Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios (FCBStudios), in a project to save Madagascar’s critically endangered wildlife, including the blue-eyed black lemur, and their forest habitat.

The Whale Bar, The Maldives
Design: WOW Architects | Warner Wong Design
The Whale Bar, St Regis Hotel, The Maldives
image Courtesy architecture office

The Whale Bar, St Regis Hotel, The Maldives

27 Jul 2017
British High Commission Project in Accra, Ghana
Design: Gilbert-Ash
British High Commission Project in Accra, Ghana
Award-winning UK construction, refurbishment and fit out contractor, Gilbert-Ash, has been awarded a fit out project on the British Embassy in Accra, Ghana.

3 May 2017
Mashambas Skyscraper, Manyoni, Tanzania
Architects: Ggrupa
Mashambas Skyscraper
image Courtesy architecture office

Mashambas Skyscraper in Manyoni
An area of cultivated ground; a plot of land, a small subsistence farm for growing crops and fruit-bearing trees, often including the dwelling of the farmer.

2 May 2017
Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital, Johannesburg, South Africa
Architects: Sheppard Robson
Nelson Mandela Childrens Hospital Building
image Courtesy architecture office

Nelson Mandela Childrens Hospital
The concept by London-based architects fulfils Nelson Mandela’s dream of providing a specialised facility for children

18 + 1 Apr 2017
Currency Museum, Luanda, Angola
Design: COSTΛLOPES Architects
Currency Museum Luanda Building
photo © Fabrice Fouillete

Currency Museum Luanda Building
The Currency Museum, which opened to the public in 2016, can be seen as one of the many steps towards establishing COSTΛLOPES as one of Angola’s leading architecture offices.

18 Mar 2017
Lusanga International Research Centre for Art and Economic Inequality, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)
Design: OMA, Architects
White Cube in Lusanga DRC building by OMA
image © OMA

Lusanga International Research Centre for Art and Economic Inequality
On April 21–22, a quintessential White Cube will be inaugurated on a former Unilever plantation in Lusanga, 650 km southeast of Kinshasa, D.R. Congo. Designed by OMA, this White Cube is a central element of the Lusanga International Research Centre for Art and Economic Inequality (LIRCAEI).

1 Dec 2016
Grand Plaza Hotel, Cheraga, Algeria
Design: DNA Barcelona Architects
Grand Plaza Hotel in Cheraga
image Courtesy architecture office

Cheraga Hotel Building
The hotel has been designed in a manner that perfectly adapts to its environment. The design responds to the existing forms and the urban traces of its surroundings.

29 Oct 2016
New Parliament in Algeria, North Africa
Design: Bureau Architecture Méditerranée
New Algerian Parliament Building
image Courtesy architecture office

New Algerian Parliament
The New Algerian Parliament includes the People’s National Assembly, the National Council (Senate), the Chamber (Congress), and a residence for legislators.

23 Jun 2016
Coral Hotel, The Seychelles
Design: ARCHITECTS OF INVENTION
Coral Hotel
image Courtesy architecture office

Coral Hotel on the Seychelles
The project implies construction of an upscale lifestyle community comprised of a professionally serviced apartment complex, located on the reclaimed part of the main island of Seychelles– Sailwin.

18 Jan 2016
Finolhu Villas Hotel, The Maldives
Design: Yuji Yamazaki Architecture
Finolhu Villas Hotel
image Courtesy architecture office

New Hotel in the Maldives
The world’s first entirely solar powered five-star resort is now open to guests. The Maldives has the lowest average ground level of any nation, which makes for some of the world’s most beautiful beaches.

21 Oct 2015
Le Parc de Mont Choisy Golf and Beach Estate, Grand Baie, Mauritius
Design: SAOTA
Mont Choisy Homes
image Courtesy architecture office

Mont Choisy Homes in Mauritius
The site used to be a sugar plantation and has some wonderful historic buildings and avenues of Banyan and Flamboyant trees that will be retained.

26 Jul 2015
Pediatric Cancer Centre, Kigali, Rwanda
Architects: David Adjaye – Adjaye Associates
Pediatric cancer centre in Kigali, Rwanda
image Courtesy architecture office

Pediatric Cancer Centre in Kigali
Located in Kigali, Rwanda, on a 4 Hectare site, the pediatric cancer centre will provide a hospital and lodging facility for outpatients who need to reside close to the hospital, as well as residential housing for physicians and nurses.

27 Apr 2015
Disappearing Vernacular African Architecture
Article: Jon Twingi Sojkowski
Disappearing Vernacular African Architecture
Verandah wraps around a home Penganga village

Disappearing Vernacular African Architecture
The desire to modernize has created a situation in which traditional customs and practices are being abandoned. This is true even in the most remote of villages.

18 Feb 2015
60 sandbags classrooms, Mbera refugee camp, Mauritania
Architects: FARE Studio
60 Sandbags Classrooms
image Courtesy architecture office

Sandbags Classrooms in Mauritania
In Mauritania between 2012 and 2014 FAREstudio operated at the Mbera Refugee Camp as ‘construction expert’ for Italian NGO INTERSOS, an implementing partner of a UN agency within the framework of a primary education program aimed at improving teaching-and-learning provisions in the camp and nearby communities.

11 Feb 2015
Youths Training Center, Sassara, Central African Republic
Architects: FARE Studio
Youths Training Center
image Courtesy architecture office

Youths Training Center in Central African Republic
FRC is a project that FAREstudio designed and partially managed in a post conflict rural area of Central African Republic of a youths Training Center for the rehabilitation and social reintegration, through training in agricultural and pastoral activities, of children and teenagers with problematic social and cultural backgrounds, including former child soldiers.

18 Nov 2014
The Legson Kayira Community Center & Primary School, Malawi, southeast Africa
Design: Architecture for a change
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image Courtesy architecture office

image Courtesy architecture office
Community Center & Primary School Building in Malawi
The Republic of Malawiis a landlocked country. It is bordered by Zambia to the northwest, Tanzania to the northeast, and Mozambique on the east, south and west. The country is separated from Tanzania and Mozambique by Lake Malawi.

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