The first Wooden Skyscraper proposed in Africa, designed by HKA | Hermann Kamte & Associates. Lagos’s Wooden Tower building introduces green construction to Africa’s largest city.
Landscape architect Grant Associates has teamed up with Bristol Zoological Society (BZS) and 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.
A distinctive building shape evokes the whale shark. This elegant retreat uses light-oak interiors and a softly-lit neutral palette, fish-scale-like timber shingles and an amazing ceiling mural on oak panels.
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Gilbert-Ash, has been awarded a fit out project on the British Embassy in Accra. Ghana is one of the world’s fastest growing economies and the UK’s fourth largest export market in Sub-Saharan Africa. The UK is a key partner to Ghana and is committed to advancing continued economic development in the country.
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.
Architects: Sheppard Robson
UK-based architecture firms Sheppard Robson and John Cooper Architecture (JCA) collaborated in 2009 to win an international design competition for the new Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital in Johannesburg. The facility will employ 150 paediatric doctors and 450 nurses.
Design: COSTΛLOPES Architects
The Currency Museum can be seen as one of the many steps towards establishing this architectural studio as one of Angola’s leading architecture offices.
Designed by OMA, the White Cube is a central element of the Lusanga International Research Centre for Art and Economic Inequality, located in the heart of the plantation system.
Design: DNA Barcelona Architects
The aim of this project is to build an iconic building, able to relate with the city, which provides new services and experiences through architecture. The design could be compared to the shape of a ship, angular at its base, considerably higher on the levels above.
Design: Bureau Architecture Méditerranée. The building needs to embody the idea of democracy in action, the Algeria of the future, freedom, peace, strong but deliberative power. The architecture must communicate a distinct national identity founded on universal values.
Design: ARCHITECTS OF INVENTION
The Coral Hotel project includes advanced infrastructure: spa-complex, several restaurants and a club-house with a pool and a private marina. Project site has a direct access to the beach.
Design: Yuji Yamazaki Architecture
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.
‘This site used to be a sugar plantation and has some wonderful historic buildings and avenues of Banyan and Flamboyant trees that will be retained,’ Stefan Antoni, Director of SAOTA noted.