Edwin Seda's Photographic Images Show Rwanda's New Kigali Architecture School In Dynamic Light

New images have been released by Edwin Seda in a recent partnership with the French Architects Patrick Schweitzer et Associés Architectes whose Kigali Architecture School architecture is inspired by the territory and by colors and shapes found in Nature. The four natural elements are represented in the conception of the building: Fire: orange color, Water: inner garden, Air: circulations, and E...

Currency Museum / Costalopes

The new Currency Museum is located on the bay waterfront of Luanda, in the heart of the city downtown, at the Major Saidy Mingas Square, nearby the charismatic headquarters of the National Bank of Angola. The program was pretext for two major interventions. On one hand, it disposes the museum spaces below ground, becoming more reserved and quiet. On the other, its roof establishes a new urban s...

Pin Up: Paragon Architect's Sasol Headquarters Sandton Walkabout by Edwin Seda

Four weeks ago I had the rabbit's foot fortune of visiting the new Sasol Headquarters in Sandton Johannesburg by Paragon Architects. The idea that sustainability is bland is dead now in the contemporary realm. We live in the evermore ostentatious and intrinsic ability to combine both sustainability and aesthetic within corporate architecture and the Sasol Headquarters is taking the front line t...

Pin Up: The Timelapse Beauty of Nairobi Through The Xi-Xo Collective

A new generation of African artists are emerging, a sort of renaissance within the continent of awareness and character, an awakening that has seen expression at various levels of art. Xixo Collective, a group of Kenyan creatives have just released a time lapse portrait of Nairobi through the magnificent collective of Sigma and Canon lenses with a mission of creating possibilities.

Pin Up: A metaphysical Iwan Baan in Best of Africa

A simple explanation will describe Iwan Baan as a Dutch photographer. A more metaphysical outlook of him is that of an artist who among others has challenged a long-standing tradition of depicting buildings as isolated and static by representing people in architecture and showing the building's environment, trying "to produce more of a story or a feel for a project" and "to communicate how peop...

Pin Up: Through the Whimsical Lens of Justin Plunkett’s Con/struct

This week’s pin up dwells on a particularly peculiar set of lenses. The Creative visual arts of Justin Plunkett. He is a South African visual artist based in Switzerland, whose works collide mostly between the culture of creativity in Switzerland versus South Africa, all imbued in strategic intent and this set of images, handled for the Construct Exhibition  in Capetown, he re-imagines photogra...

Pin Up: Boogertman + Partner's FNB Stadium Photographed by Tristan McLaren

This series of images captures Boogertman + Partners African induced stadium "The FNB" through the lens of South African photographer Tristan McLaren. Endless fascination with the human condition and the places that mankind defines by buildings are the strongest creative influences for Tristan. Consequently, he divides his efforts primarily between the genres of portraiture - often in studio - ...

Falatow Jigisayo Orphanage / F8 Architecture + Gérard Violante

A humanitarian project designed by F8 Architecture in collaboration with Gérard Violante  on a plot of two acres 50 km south of Bamako, Falatow Jigiyaso Orphanage clearly illustrates how the traditional building codes of the sub-Sahelian region can be adapted to the extreme conditions of a desert climate.This rather modernist orphanage complex offers accommodation for children and staff with to...