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Experience Contemporary African Architecture Beyond Stereotypes

  • 06:00 - 2 October, 2017
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  • Translated by Guilherme Carvalho
Experience Contemporary African Architecture Beyond Stereotypes

Africa is a diverse continent with different contexts that go beyond the stereotypes imagined and propagated by those who do not know it. These stereotypes also cover the architectural field. African architecture is always remembered for its beautiful vernacular projects or works by Keré, but other languages developed by architects on the continent are almost forgotten. 

For this reason, in order to increase the panorama of contemporary architecture built in Africa, we have gathered here a selection of buildings that have been realized in fourteen different countries. Be inspired by the eighteen selected projects below. 

Bosjes Chapel / Steyn Studio (South Africa)

Experience Contemporary African Architecture Beyond Stereotypes, © Adam Letch
© Adam Letch

Freedom Park, Phase 2 / GAPP + Mashabane Rose Architects + MMA (South Africa)

© Simon Bird
© Simon Bird

Beachyhead / SAOTA (South Africa)

© Adam Letch
© Adam Letch

Kirstenbosch Centenary Tree Canopy Walkway / Mark Thomas Architects (South Africa)

© Adam Harrower
© Adam Harrower

Currency Museum / Costa Lopes (Angola)

© Fabrice Fouillet
© Fabrice Fouillet

DYEJI / Costa Lopes (Angola)

© Fabrice Fouillet
© Fabrice Fouillet

Sandibe Okavango Safari Lodge / Nicholas Plewman Architects in Association with Michaelis Boyd Associates (Botswana)

© Dook
© Dook

House in Estoril Beach / José Adrião Arquitectos (Cape Verde)

© Nuno Almendra
© Nuno Almendra

Bambou Pavillion / Koffi & Diabaté Architectes (Ivory Coast)

© François-Xavier Gbré
© François-Xavier Gbré

Lideta Market / Vilalta Arquitectura (Ethiopia)

© Gonzalo Guajardo
© Gonzalo Guajardo

One Airport Square / Mario Cucinella Architects (Ghana)

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Z Village/ Mohamed Amine Siana (Marocco)

© Doublespace Photography
© Doublespace Photography

Netherlands Embassy / Claus en Kaan Architecten (Mozambique)

© Christian Richters
© Christian Richters

10 Ossmann Street / Wasserfall Munting Architects (Namibia)

© Studio One & Markus Weiss
© Studio One & Markus Weiss

Sacred Heart Cathedral of Kericho / John McAslan + Partners (Kenya)

© Edmund Sumner
© Edmund Sumner

New Artist Residency In Senegal / Toshiko Mori (Senegal)

© Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan

The Manta Underwater Room / Genberg Underwater Hotels (Tanzania)

© Jesper Anhede
© Jesper Anhede

Chipakata Children's Academy / Susan Rodriguez + Frank Lupo + Randy Antonia Lott (Zambia)

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Cite: Delaqua, Victor. "Experience Contemporary African Architecture Beyond Stereotypes" [Conheça a arquitetura contemporânea africana além dos estereótipos] 02 Oct 2017. ArchDaily. (Trans. Carvalho, Guilherme) Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/879956/experience-contemporary-african-architecture-beyond-stereotypes/> ISSN 0719-8884
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