Atelier Masomi designs raw-earth-brick cultural centre in Niger

Atelier Masomi has designed a cluster of five raw-earth buildings that will become the Niamey Cultural Center in the capital of Niger. The group of buildings in the capital of the west African country will contain a performance auditorium, gallery, cafe and community facilities and a library – this will be the first municipal library built in the city since the […]

Colourful metal canopies shade a market in rural Niger by Atelier Masomi

Architecture studio Atelier Masomi has built a market in Dandaji, Niger, using colourful recycled-metal canopies to attract vendors and help grow the local economy. The permanent daily market was commissioned in response to the growth of the remote village of Dandaji, where the architecture studio also recently converted a mosque into a library and community […]

Urko Sanchez Architects builds miniature walled city for orphans

Urko Sanchez Architects has designed a concrete compound in Djibouti for the charity SOS Children’s Villages International as a home for vulnerable children. The project, which completed in 2014, has been nominated for the 2019 Aga Khan Award for Architecture Urko Sanchez Architects, who are based in Nairobi and Madrid, referenced the traditional typology of a […]

Stacked straw bales form walls for conceptual school in Malawi by Nudes

Indian architecture office Nudes has developed a concept for a secondary school in Malawi, with a modular wooden structure and curved walls made from straw bales. Nudes, led by architect Nuru Karim, created the concept for the Straw Bale School in response to a brief set by architectural competition organiser Archstorming, on behalf of an NGO called Active Africa. Benga […]

Photos reveal new children’s hospital by Renzo Piano under construction in Uganda

Italian architect Renzo Piano is building a major new health facility, the Centre of Excellence in Paediatric Surgery, in Uganda. Renzo Piano Building Workshop has unveiled photographs of the new children’s hospital, which is currently under construction in Entebbe, on the banks of Lake Victoria. The project, set to be the studio’s first in Africa, is […]

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