Archinect - News 2014-04-16T15:34:54-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/91825645/eko-atlantic-privatized-vs-collective-ecological-survival Eko Atlantic - privatized vs. collective, ecological survival Nam Henderson 2014-01-22T10:02:00-05:00 >2014-01-22T13:37:38-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/aw/awodqa4nacs3fexf.jpg" width="514" height="280" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The disaster capitalists behind Eko Atlantic have seized on climate change to push through pro-corporate plans to build a city of their dreams, an architectural insult to the daily circumstances of ordinary Nigerians.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Martin Lukacs argues that <a href="http://www.ekoatlantic.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eko Atlantic</a>, a new privatized city to be built near Lagos, Nigeria, is the perfect illustration of how the super-rich will exploit the crisis of climate change to increase inequality and seal themselves off from its impacts.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/82594067/remembering-architect-ross-langdon-partner-and-unborn-child-victims-of-nairobi-terrorist-attack Remembering Architect Ross Langdon, partner and unborn child - victims of Nairobi terrorist attack Archinect 2013-09-24T12:20:00-04:00 >2013-09-24T13:06:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bk/bkjwl9kh3gnasnnb.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It is with great sadness that we report that Australian/British architect and public interest designer Ross Langdon, 32, was among those killed in the terrorist attack on the Westgate Mall in Nairobi in recent days. He was killed alongside his partner, Elif Yavuz, who worked for the Bill &amp; Melinda Gates Foundation in Kenya, and was just two weeks from her due date to give birth to their first child.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/68859546/in-lagos-the-poorest-are-paying-the-price-of-progress In Lagos the poorest are paying the price of progress Nam Henderson 2013-03-05T14:00:00-05:00 >2013-03-05T18:16:21-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ah/ahujpgp56u0k886x.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Lagos state commissioner for housing, Adedeji Olatubosun Jeje, provided a different version of events. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s a regeneration of a slum,&rdquo; he said. &ldquo;We gave enough notification. The government intends to develop 1,008 housing units. What we removed was just shanties.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Adam Nossiter covers recent slum clearance efforts&nbsp;led by the&nbsp;&nbsp;governor of Lagos, Babatunde Fashola. As Lagos aims to become a premier business center, the city&rsquo;s poor and homeless are becoming the government&rsquo;s enemy. Last week,&nbsp;parts of Badia East (with perhaps 10,000 residents) were demolished while last summer the floating neighborhood of Makoko (which was home to perhaps 30,000). In total activists estimate upwards of a million people have been forcibly ejected from their homes over the last 15 years.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/68469957/beyond-entropy-angola-documentary "Beyond Entropy Angola" Documentary Archinect 2013-02-27T18:40:00-05:00 >2013-02-27T18:41:15-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/49/49u38jlu3e43lryy.jpg" width="514" height="336" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Documentary of the making of the first Angolan National Pavilion at the 2012 Venice Architecture Biennale. Shot over the Summer of 2012, it goes to show how one simple (and brilliant) idea may very well change the future sustainability of developing countries. And maybe the rest of the world as well.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/60932053/assembly-hall-for-the-2014-summit-of-the-african-union-by-workac Assembly Hall for the 2014 Summit of the African Union by WORKac Alexander Walter 2012-11-07T21:01:00-05:00 >2012-11-08T17:08:54-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lp/lpj2ysrp9ni9zk4l.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The proposal "L'Assembl&eacute;e Radieuse" by NYC's WORK Architecture Company has recently been named winner in the international competition to design a new Assembly Hall in Libreville, Gabon for the 2014 Summit of the African Union.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/23884204/regional-holcim-awards-2011-for-africa-middle-east Regional Holcim Awards 2011 for Africa Middle East Alexander Walter 2011-10-14T14:34:04-04:00 >2011-10-14T14:38:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rc/rc7hqojuov6uyoxu.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In the last few days, we've published the winners of the Regional Holcim Awards 2011 for Latin America, as well as Europe. Here are now also the winning projects of the competition for sustainable construction projects and visions from Africa Middle East which had been announced recently at a ceremony in Casablanca, Morocco.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/14761283/kenya-loses-sh1-4-billion-15-5m-on-collapsed-buildings Kenya loses Sh1.4 billion ($15.5m) on collapsed buildings Archinect 2011-07-26T19:12:43-04:00 >2011-07-26T19:14:31-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a3/a30b3545299777ab442ca7eb23efe47a.jpg" width="514" height="259" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Chairman Gideon Mulyungi said 24 buildings have collapsed in the country since 1996. &ldquo;Forty-one lives have been lost and 47 people injured over the same period,&rdquo; Mr Mulyungi said in an interview.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/10021166/ut-architecture-students-design-school-in-africa UT architecture students design school in Africa Alexander Walter 2011-06-15T15:08:48-04:00 >2011-06-15T15:14:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gv/gvizap51tf092y7w.jpg" width="200" height="86" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In a collaborative effort, the University&rsquo;s School of Architecture and the nonprofit organization Africa&rsquo;s Promise Village are working together to build a school for the Maasai people in the Serengeti plains of Tanzania. After a trip to East Africa in September, Donna Gunn, executive director of the nonprofit, said she was moved by the plight of the many children who live in poverty.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>