Backpack for Modernist Lady | Phillip Lühl

The original house was designed in 1968 by Stauch and Partners as a house and studio for an artist, the sister of the architect. It is a striking example of…

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5 Fin Whale Way | SALT Architects

5 Fin Whale Way is located in a tranquil coastal village called Kommetjie about 40km south of Cape Town, South Africa. It is halfway down the mountainous Cape Peninsula that…

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Village Health Works Staff Housing | Louise Braverman

Embedded in hillside rural village of Kigutu, the 18-bed Kigutu Staff Housing connects East African elemental aesthetics with inventive off-the grid sustainability. Cutting a skewed line in the hillside, the…

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Red Pepper House | Urko Sanchez Architects

The client, Fernando Torres, wanted a private residence that shared a connection with Lamu but was secluded from the main town itself. He had a passion for architecture and at…

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Invermark House | SAOTA

Located in the leafy suburb of Higgovale, set below the iconic Table Mountain, House Invermark overlooks the city and harbour of Cape Town. Forty seven years after receiving a medal…

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Lubango Centre | Promontrio

The end of the Angolan civil war witnessed the beginning of development and urban reconstruction. At first, exclusively focused in Luanda, it has gradually extended to hinterland cities such as Lubango, capital of Huila district. This mixed-use building is set in a consolidated area, next to the main square and surrounded by a few remaining buildings of Portuguese modernist legacy, some of which of remarkable quality.

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Cedar Street House in Algiers | Alia Bengana Architects

The client inherited a house built in the 1950s that had been extensively remodeled over the years. He wanted to create a basement, enlarge the house, and create a terrace to take advantage of the view on the Bay of Algiers.

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Bathandwa Children’s Day and Night Care Centre | Luke Scott Architects

Bathandwa started informally in the family home of a couple living in Makhaya, Khayelitsha, while they were raising their own three children. Their home grew into a place of safety that cares for abandoned, HIV+, and physically and mentally disabled children of all ages. Eventually, 36 children were living in the original private home. A private fundraising and networking group identified their need for support and started by supplying food, clothing and furniture, and organising regular outings and mentoring.

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Thread Artist Residency | Toshiko Mori Architects

Following its much-celebrated inauguration in March, Thread – Senegal’s new cultural hub, nestled in the heart of the Tambacounda region, 700kms from Dakar – prepares to welcome its first artists in residence this summer. Funded by the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, the ambitious project responds to a wish to foster creativity within the remote village of Sinthian and surrounding lands, as expressed by respected local leader Dr. Magueye Ba.

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