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Nana DOLO

Nana DOLO

Montreal, QC, CA

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The Art Gallery, with its corrugated metal roof and wenge wood floor
The Art Gallery, with its corrugated metal roof and wenge wood floor
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West African Cultural Center

This is the project I presented for my thesis. This cultural center embodies everything that West Africa is, from the materials to the textiles and shapes. I also wanted to add a new, modern twist to it. For this project I decided to combine the past and the future. The past is here represented by the use of adobe and wood, and the future through the use of metal. The spaces all relate through these main 3 materials creating a sense of unity and coherence in the design. I also wanted this project to be sustainable and fit perfectly with its environment, and the use of adobe for all the main walls was one of the big steps in that direction. During the day, the adobe will absorb the Cape Verdian heat, and release it at night when it gets cooler.  I rendered this project using Google Sketchup 

 
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Status: School Project
Location: Assomada, CV

 
The library, with its skylights and metal bookshelves
The library, with its skylights and metal bookshelves
The library study booths, with their giraffe print partition wall and their cardboard chairs inspired by Gehry
The library study booths, with their giraffe print partition wall and their cardboard chairs inspired by Gehry
The lounge, at nightime, inspired by the nomads of West Africa, with a tent like feel and lit with lanterns
The lounge, at nightime, inspired by the nomads of West Africa, with a tent like feel and lit with lanterns
The restaurant, with its theatre-like setting, where the chef is the actor, and the diners are the spectators
The restaurant, with its theatre-like setting, where the chef is the actor, and the diners are the spectators
The auditorium, with its bright African textiles that nicely contrast the dynamic metal ceiling made of perforated metal
The auditorium, with its bright African textiles that nicely contrast the dynamic metal ceiling made of perforated metal
Site view of the entire center, with the roof
Site view of the entire center, with the roof
Site view of the entire center, without the roof
Site view of the entire center, without the roof

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