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Demystifying ‘African’ design, The Africa is Now Exhibiton

Demystifying ‘African’ design, The Africa is Now Exhibition

An in-depth review of the Design Indaba Expo 2014 held February 28 – March 2, 2014. At this year’s edition of the seminal design expo meets conference – Design Indaba, innovation beyond South…

Invasive Aesthetics | A call for a regenerative Architecture in Africa

Invasive Aesthetics | A call for a regenerative Architecture in Africa

Guest Contribution by Zaheer Allam & Dr. Zarrin Allam Architects and urban designers have a unique sense of ownership and responsibility towards the birth and evolution of our infrastructural landscape and identity. By…

I to You is vertical | Megumi Matsubara

Megumi Matsubara | I to You is Vertical

If you walk into a wall, will it hurt. Yet what if that wall was discreet, maybe even fragile, sometimes present or invisible. Could we perceive it? There is always an invitation, to…

Toponomic Urbanism | Bumbogo, Designing A Uniquely Rwandan Urban Morphology

Toponomic Urbanism |  Bumbogo, Designing A Uniquely Rwandan Urban Morphology

Guest contribution by Leah Libsekal The global South and particularly the African continent, is facing an incredible challenge in the form of urban growth.  As much as this presents its own slew of challenges,…


Putting Pen To Paper | Homage To Architects of Yester-Year

There is something particular and emotive about the skilled human touch. Despite living in a modern age, where computers, 3D rendering softwares and large plotters bring a level of precision and consistency I am still quite charmed by the hand drawn sketches of the skilled draftsman and architect of days gone by.


Assistant X Another Africa | Constructing New Experiences

Another Africa is about bringing a new vision to stories about Africa and the intersections that happily occur when people of different cultures find points of interest in this magical continent. For our latest experience, we travel to Tokyo to participate in an ephemeral 2 day event, D♥Y held at Claska earlier this month.

Asmara Dreaming

Asmara Dreaming

Italian born and Paris based photographer, Marco Barbon has made the book that I dreamt about after first visiting Asmara.

Gondar Millenium Project

Unexpected Architectural Unions

Having lived in Japan for more than ten years as well as being born in Ethiopia, makes for an exotic and rare profile. In all my wanderings, I have hardly met any Ethiopians or Eritreans, Habesha people, in Japan. So, when I read about a project that was recycling architecture between Ethiopia and Japan, to say that my curiosity was peaked would be down playing it.

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