Archinect - News 2016-02-08T22:35:30-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/144431565/win-african-modernism-a-book-that-investigates-nation-building-in-five-african-countries Win "African Modernism", a book that investigates nation building in five African countries Justine Testado 2016-01-06T14:16:00-05:00 >2016-01-27T18:45:39-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/po/po2hh8p084x5f3b7.jpg" width="514" height="700" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Several African countries gained hard-fought independence from their colonizers during the 1950s and 1960s, and one way the countries expressed their new national identities was through architecture. The book&nbsp;<em>African Modernism</em>&nbsp;delves into this relationship between architecture and the complexities of nation building, particularly in Ghana, Senegal,&nbsp;C&ocirc;te d'Ivoire, Kenya, and Zambia.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/l0/l09jffvv3uahuv9k.jpg"></p><p>Edited by architect <a href="http://manuelherz.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Manuel Herz</a>&nbsp;and published to accompany the Vitra Design Museum's <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/african_modernism_to_take_the_spotlight_at_vitra_design_museum_starting_feb" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Architecture of Independence" exhibition</a>, the hefty 640-page book features 103 buildings with brief description texts, images, site plans, floor plans, and sections, as well as significant&nbsp;photo contributions from Iwan Baan and Alexia Webster &mdash;&nbsp;who each documented the buildings in their current state.&nbsp;The book also features essays that focus on different aspects and topics regarding post-colonial Africa, which are illustrated with images and documents. If you're in Chicago, the Architecture of Independence exhibition wil...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/138500362/mastering-behavioral-master-planning-inside-the-global-studio Mastering behavioral master planning: inside The Global Studio Julia Ingalls 2015-10-08T17:07:00-04:00 >2015-10-23T23:04:54-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pv/pvoh2tpnuztj60hr.jpg" width="514" height="206" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>For his master's architecture thesis, Geoff Piper proposed reorganizing a Kenyan village with an estimated 70% HIV infection rate so that instead of being isolated in their post-colonial individual land plots, people would regularly cross paths. "There was a funeral every few days," Piper explains, "because for people living in these separate plots, it wasn't easy to grasp the extent of the [HIV] problem." By reorganizing the village to create more frequent public meetings, Piper hoped to raise awareness and stop the spread of the disease. A little over a decade later, Piper is now one of the six principal members of <a href="http://archinect.com/theglobalstudio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Global Studio</a>, a collaborative design-build organization that teams with non-profits to master plan settlements around the world. The Global Studio's expertise isn't just technical: it's the rare and difficult art of working successfully with people, whether it's the particular culture of non-profits, tenant farmers, or savvy village teens.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/6x/6x1015xtj62e48km.jpg"></p><p>"We're willing and try ver...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/131872214/selgascano-design-pavilion-for-africa-in-denmark SelgasCano design pavilion for Africa in Denmark Alexander Walter 2015-07-14T13:37:00-04:00 >2015-07-17T22:42:25-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/x8/x8hf4fecdg99vf38.jpg" width="514" height="277" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Hot young Spanish architects Jos&eacute; Selgas and Luc&iacute;a Cano of SelgasCano have designed a pop-up exhibition pavilion for the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art's latest exhibition, Africa: Architecture, Culture, Identity. Made of low-cost materials, such as scaffold poles and plastic sheets, which the architects have jazzed up inspired by traditional sub-Saharan settlements, the pavilion is due to travel to Kenya. The show in leafy Humlebaek near Copenhagen closes at the end of September.</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/54077942/selgascano" target="_blank">SelgasCano</a>'s airy, bright and colorful pavilions are a sought-after commodity this summer: less than a month ago, the practice <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/130175687/selgascano-s-psychedelic-chrysalis-serpentine-pavilion-is-now-open" target="_blank">unveiled its completed design</a> for the 2015 <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/14325/serpentine-pavilion" target="_blank">Serpentine Pavilion</a> in London.</p><p>To learn more about the&nbsp;<em>Africa: Architecture, Culture, Identity</em> exhibition, click <a href="http://en.louisiana.dk/exhibition/africa" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> 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>