Ministry of Architecture

Ministry of Architecture

Lagos, NG


Looking for Diamonds in the rough.

By TheMinistry
Sep 3, '21 9:08 AM EST

Ministry of Architecture is making her live projects the object of practical education starting with a series of inventive houses envisioned to reimagine rustic building materials and looking for self-starters to participate in a virtual Charrette holding on 11th September 2021.

In Nigeria nay Africa, it is seeming we are ashamed of certain elements of our daily lives such that they are erased from our building lexicon. For instance, the oft-derided morsel-eating habits not accommodated in the living room, or the abundantly ubiquitous zinc roofing sheets so often discarded.

 In the words of Baba Oladeji, Founder of Ministry of Architecture, “we have an opportunity to absorb what was once backwater into the mainstream through a modular house in Alabata, an obscure community just 6 minutes from one of Nigeria’s newly built train stations."

This series of virtual charrettes titled Modularizing Informality by the Ministry of Architecture seeks a participatory design avenue for aspiring architects where each participant creates a sketchy vision for the scheme and develops the same quickly with speed drawings into a full concept proposal. 

Date      11 September 2021

Time     12pm – 5pm WAT

              7am - 12pm EDT [with breaks in-between] 

Venue   Virtual (Microsoft Teams)

Intending participants are expected to have a stable internet connection, a personal computer, personal sketchbooks, pencils/pens, and be highly skilled in any modeling and graphic design software preferably Revit and Photoshop respectively. Interested applicants should register here: by 9th September 2021. Only successful applicants will be contacted.

Participants will receive a $40 stipend and a certificate of participation toward their efforts on projects carried out during the Charrette.

About Ministry of Architecture 

Ministry of Architecture is a citizenship-driven architecture organization with a mission to democratize architecture for all. Established in 2020, we are registered in Nigeria and the United States of America.