Back To The Future
Words Emma Forrest Photography Iwan Baan
Did you know that Africa boasts some of the world’s finest international examples of Modernist architecture of the 1960s? Few people do, which is why Swiss architect Manuel Herz is showcasing them in a new book, African Modernism — Architecture of Independence.
Featuring 80 extraordinary buildings dating from the late 1950s through the 1970s, buildings include Kenya’s Kenyatta International Conference Centre, the triangular Foire Intern...
With West African economies growing in tandem with demand for new urban buildings, how are architects designing for the future?
Words Nana Ocran
It’s little wonder that over the last decade or so, when most people think about African architects, the name that regularly pops up is that of British-Ghanaian David Adjaye, OBE. His many cosmopolitan works include the Nobel Peace Centre in Oslo, the Skolkovo Moscow School Of Management and two Ghana-based projects — Elmina College in Cape ...