architecture Archives - We Are Africa
05
Apr
2018
LODGE DESIGN: WHERE FORM MEETS FUNCTION

5 -min. read One for your #designgoals: documenting the move from traditional safari clutter to a wanderlust-worthy, guest-centric aesthetic, Richard Holmes delves deeper into the reasons behind the shift in the design of Africa’s most prestigious safari lodges.

26
Feb
2018
AWARD-WINNING AFRICA: ROYAL PORTFOLIO’S THE SILO HOTEL

3 -min. read It’s less than a year old, but we already can’t imagine Cape Town without MOCAA – or The Silo Hotel. Designed by Royal Portfolio, their masterwork won them the 2017 DESIGN Africa award. In the run-up to this year’s Innovation Awards, we caught up with them to talk African identity and how destinations should steer designs.

Bodys Isek Kingelez
16
Mar
2017
BUILDING UTOPIA: BODYS ISEK KINGELEZ

4 -min. read Was Congolese artist Bodys Isek Kingelez the greatest architect who never was? Designer, architect, builder, urban planner capable of conceiving entire cities: yet his works remained uninhabitable.

28
Apr
2016
MEET THE PANEL, MADE IN AFRICA

7 -min. read For this year’s Conference, we’ve gathered a homegrown panel of African influencers who are opening minds and shutting down stereotypes through their individual crafts and unique talent.

28
Apr
2016
MEET OUR CONFERENCE SPEAKERS

4 -min. read For the 2016 We Are Africa Conference, we’re excited to introduce two speakers and a panel of African influencers who will be telling their stories Made In Africa.

18
Oct
2016
BUILDING THE WALLS OF EAST AFRICA

3 -min. read BUILDING THE WALLS OF EAST AFRICA In previous years, contemporary architecture in Africa has been driven primarily by the Bauhaus principal of

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