Fass School and Teachers’ Residences | Toshiko Mori Architects

Situated in remote Senegal, the new Fass School and Teachers’ Residence is the first school in a region of over 110 villages to provide secular education alongside traditional Quranic teaching. A project completed in collaboration with the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation and Le Korsa, the school can serve up to 300 students from ages 5 through 10.

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Girl Move Academy | ROOTSTUDIO + Paz Braga

From September 2018 to April 2019 architect João Boto Caeiro and his team RootStudio with the collaboration of architect Paz Braga worked on the design and monitoring of execution of an academy to be used by a non-profit organization – Girl Move, leading a new education model by empowering women in vulnerable contexts.

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Rugerero Health Center | ASA Studio

Many communities in rural Rwanda have no access to basic life-saving health services. Often the communities that lack those services are the poorest ones and need those services the most. ASA studio has been appointed to design the first health center in Rugerero to serve approximately 35,000 people and a thousand more that will travel by foot, bike, and bus.

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Amani Library | Social Practice Architecture

In Tanzania, building with earth represents the past and is associated with poor living conditions. Traditional materials and techniques adapted to the environment are abandoned in favor of importing expensive and sometimes energy-inefficient materials and products, such as concrete blocks, from which only manufacturers in more advanced economies benefit. (more…)

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The Conservatory | Nadine Engelbrecht

The principal requirement of the project consisted of creating a retreat for its occupants from a hectic urban lifestyle. The client obtained an underutilised 35-hectare farm outside of Pretoria with…

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Luthuli House | Koop Architects

Luthuli Game Reserve was a liquidated spa/game-reserve (a proposed “cosmetic surgery safari” venue) that was planned for consolidation into the greater Zululand Rhino Reserve. Unsurprisingly the venture failed, but expansive…

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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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5 Informal Schooling Pavillion | colectivoMEL

We thought of this project watching the environment, the sun, the marks of the rain, the wind and the children. In Guiné-Bissau the architecture is made up of two parts, inner space and outer space with transitional space codes. The interior is intimate shelter! It’s a place for protection, dark, windowless and small. It's mass and matter.

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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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The Butaro District Hospital | Mass Design Group

The new facility, which opened in January 2011, is designed to mitigate and reduce the transmission of airborne disease through various innovative systems, including overall layout, patient and staff flow, and natural cross-ventilation.

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