Africa is a diverse continent with different contexts that go beyond the stereotypes imagined and propagated by those who do not know it. These stereotypes also cover the architectural field. African architecture is always remembered for its beautiful vernacular projects or works by Keré, but other languages developed by architects on the continent are almost forgotten.
For this reason, in order to increase the panorama of contemporary architecture built in Africa, we have gathered here a selection of buildings that have been realized in fourteen different countries. Be inspired by the eighteen selected projects below.
Bosjes Chapel / Steyn Studio (South Africa)
Beachyhead / SAOTA (South Africa)
Currency Museum / Costa Lopes (Angola)
DYEJI / Costa Lopes (Angola)
Sandibe Okavango Safari Lodge / Nicholas Plewman Architects in Association with Michaelis Boyd Associates (Botswana)
House in Estoril Beach / José Adrião Arquitectos (Cape Verde)
Bambou Pavillion / Koffi & Diabaté Architectes (Ivory Coast)
Lideta Market / Vilalta Arquitectura (Ethiopia)
Z Village/ Mohamed Amine Siana (Marocco)
Netherlands Embassy / Claus en Kaan Architecten (Mozambique)