[Bookmark This] Afritecture: Showcasing modern day Architecture in Africa
Stumbled across this website a couple of months ago. It’s a collection of various architectural structures across the continent of Africa. It’s a great resource for anyone interested in that side of Africa.
Unlike the term ‘Western Architecture’, which conjures up images ranging from Greek Temples to Post Modern high rises, African architecture tends to be viewed through a very narrow prism. A hut is usually what comes to mind. Rarely is African architecture observed with reference to antiquity or to exemplary contemporary architecture.
This website aims to change that.
This website , a platform through which the influence of this design vernacular in modern day Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Interior Design is showcased, is less about architecture in Africa, but more Africa in architecture.