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Sunday, 30 September 2012

Fantastic Read #3 New Directions in African Architecture

Dear readers,

Firstly, many apologies for the huge hiatus in posts.

I found the following book to be extremely interesting in understanding the issues African designers face when designing architecture for their respective countries.

Author: Udo Kultermann
Title: New Directions in African Architecture
Date first published : 1969
Link: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Directions-African-Architecture-directions-architecture/dp/0289796741/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1348959803&sr=8-1

This is a very old book and it doesn't come with an attractive front cover, but it does have a lot of content which is still relevant for today.



If you're looking to read books which discuss not just issues that are specific to Nigeria, but allow you to cross reference and learn from other countries, then this book would be ideal. It's also very short.
Why is it that architecture in African countries emulates rather than evolves its own style?

If you would like to get your hand on a copy, please comment below.

Eko Atlantic - New Visuals

Here are some new visuals for the famous Eko Atlantic project in Lagos.

Views of the Marina at West Point.


Is this Lagos or New York ? :)

And where are they going to find generators to light all these towers :)??

 
Source & Property of:  EkoAtlantic.com

They are lovely renders if I do say so myself!

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