Tag: Africa

Swiss Clockwork Embassy \ Matteo Cainer Architects

Swiss Clockwork Embassy \ Matteo Cainer Architects

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• May 12, 2012 • Comments (0)

This is the competition entry by Matteo Cainer Architects for the Swiss Clockwork Embassy in Cameroon. The design of the new Swiss Embassy in Yaoundé pays tribute to its renewed presence in the Cameroon and a respect for the uniqueness of the site. The resulting proposal is an elegant ensemble that encapsulates the identity and self-image […]

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The Taal Monument in Paarl \ Photography by Katarina Balgavy

The Taal Monument in Paarl \ Photography by Katarina Balgavy

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• September 21, 2011 • Comments (0)

Katarina Balgavy shared her photography of the Taal Monument in Paarl. Designed by the architect Jan van Wijk, the Taal Monument is located on a hill overlooking Paarl in the Western Cape Province and is one of the most famous Afrikaans monuments erected in South Africa and dedicated to the Afrikaans language. Afrikaans is the […]

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Residence Zanzibar \ Hirsch Bedner Associates

Residence Zanzibar \ Hirsch Bedner Associates

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• August 18, 2011 • Comments (1)

The leading global design firm HBA / Hirsch Bedner Associates has completed the Residence Zanzibar. The all-villa resort is located on a remote corner of the island of Zanzibar and is the first project on the African continent for HBA’s Singapore office. Stretching over 80 acres, the 66 villas designed by HBA boast a colonial […]

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BMCE Bank | Foster + Partners

BMCE Bank | Foster + Partners

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• March 26, 2011 • Comments (1)

The world-renowned architect Foster + Partners have completed their project in Africa with BMCE branches in Morocco. The BMCE flagship branches – our first completed buildings in Africa – reinterpret elements of traditional Moroccan architecture, combining these with a contemporary interior that reflects the Bank’s progressive approach to its customers. This blend of ancient principles […]

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Crystal Towers | Vivid architects

Crystal Towers | Vivid architects

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• August 18, 2010 • Comments (0)

Crystal Towers designed by Africa-based firm Vivid architects is conceived as a building that exudes a constant life, energy and glow. The site occupies a strategic position within context of Century City, Cape Town, and this development is seen to play a new pivotal role, an iconic landmark building that would integrate, influence and generate […]

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Watertower / eVolo Skyscraper Competition 2010 | Hugon Kowalski of H3AR

Watertower / eVolo Skyscraper Competition 2010 | Hugon Kowalski of H3AR

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• March 12, 2010 • Comments (0)

Hugon Kowalski of H3AR recently designed the Watertower which was inspired by a water tower and also by the symbol of the African savanna – the baobab. This proposal is part of the 2010 skyscraper competition hosted by evolo magazine. + Project description courtesy of Hugon Kowalski of H3AR This is a special year for […]

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