Archinect - News 2017-09-24T12:06:26-04:00 These Nka Foundation-winning ideas will be built in Ghana's Abetenim Arts Village Justine Testado 2017-05-11T19:47:00-04:00 >2017-05-11T19:47:50-04:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>The Nka Foundation recently revealed the winners of the 2017 Land Art Competition for Ghana...architects, landscape architects, engineers, and students alike were invited to submit their most inventive ideas for large-scale and site-specific public art installations in rural Ghana. Entrants had to emphasize creating a unique arts village experience and how their design functions as a place.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Here's a glimpse of the prize-winning entries:</p><p><strong>1st place: Earth Archive Project by&nbsp;</strong><strong>Yusuke Suzuki and L&eacute;o All&egrave;gre of Yusuke Suzuki Design Office in Japan</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>2nd place:&nbsp;Nonnegligible Village by the Urban Active Space Research Studio&nbsp;at Dalian Polytechnic University in China</strong><br><strong>Team: Ruixuan Li, Jiazi Zhang, Qiuming Dong, Rui Xu, Ying Zheng, Xiaoming Wang, Ziyi Zhao, Yanying Zhao, Yuxiang Zhang, Na Li, Henan Wang, Pengzhe He</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>3rd place: Ashanti Domino by&nbsp;</strong><strong>Sara Arfaian, Junko Yamamoto and Jenny Zhan in USA</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><em>Images courtesy of Nka Foundation Land Art Competition.</em></p><p>Find more of the top-winning entries&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p> 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 srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><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=""></p><p>Edited by architect <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Manuel Herz</a>&nbsp;and published to accompany the Vitra Design Museum's <a href="" 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> Labeling the city: Ghana's initiative to name its streets Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-02-11T15:14:00-05:00 >2014-02-17T17:52:20-05:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>In a city with no addresses, it&rsquo;s difficult for local authorities to tax property. And without tax revenues, it&rsquo;s difficult to upgrade infrastructure and services in the slums [...] To fix these problems, Ghana is on a national quest to name its city streets. [...] Giving names to streets is only a means to an end. The real problem cities are trying to solve is service delivery. When properties have actual addresses and those addresses reside in databases, all kinds of things become possible.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>