The 1960s and ’70s were revolutionary decades in terms of architecture, and some of the very best of it was built in Africa.
At least, that’s how Manuel Herz sees it. An architect and historian, Herz has recently curated an exhibition on the subject for the Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein, Germany. The exhibit, titled “Architecture of Independence: African Modernism” focuses on some of the most dynamic projects built in the wake of colonialism.
“Some of these buildings are really the most interesting and fascinating that were built in that era worldwide, but they have completely fallen off the radar,” he laments.
Herz focused on a handful of countries: Senegal, the Ivory Coast, Zambia, Ghana and Kenya. Each building, he says, tells a story about that country’s hopes and aspirations. Browse through the gallery above to see what those stories are. ….
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Aline is an international licensed architect currently practicing in Canada, she is the reason you are reading this right now, Aline founded the platform back in 2008 shaping the very foundation of Architecture Lab, her exemplary content curation process that defines the online magazine today. Highlights Aline founded Architecture Lab in 2008 Lead editor of dan | dailyarchnews since 2019 Founded and Creative Director of DesignRaid Licensed architect with creative sales and marketing experience Experience As full-fledged architect, Aline's background involved a great deal of research that lead to the creation of Architecture Lab as an online database of exemplary design. Her experience snowballed into founding two architecture platforms, Architecture Lab and DesignRaid. Education Aline received USEK’s Master of Architecture in 2004 and BA in English from the University of Toronto
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