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The Architectural Association of Kenya has an ongoing series of talks dubbed 'Build Talks' in the most recent event they hosted renowned architect Dr. Diana Lee Smith as she discussed low income housing in Kenya. Dr. Diana shared her...
We are doing a series of interviews with our current featured architect, Arch. Ngure Kairu. In this particular video he shares his thoughts on the practice of Architecture on the continent and dives in to discuss in depth coastal...
One of the greatest fathers of modern architecture, Alvar Aalto, gained work experience under the architect Salervo who advised young Alvar that he would never make a good architect, but said 'Go ahead and try becoming a newspaper editor'....
Kenya is a place where long entrenched cultural traditions interact with the fervor of urban modernization. Both in the heart of Nairobi, and at the peripheries, the line is contentious, sharply delineating a country into the past and future....
While there is still a lot of progress that needs to be made to achieve gender equality within the profession, women have and continue to, substantially contribute to the field of architecture. In fact, an impressive number of female architects...
Surrounded by pure wilderness, the Saruni Samburu Safari lodge is an ecological marvel sitting at the heart of Kalama Wildlife Conservancy, on the hot rock of the Kalama mountain top in Samburu County. Bordering the Samburu National Reserve, Ngutuk...
The Architect Sir Herbert Baker was born on 9th June, 1862 in Cobham, Kent in England. He studied architecture in London. He arrived in South Africa in 1892. Sir Edward Grigg, Governor of Kenya from 1925 to 1931, invited Baker to...
Kilifi County is legendarily known to be the best tourist destination in Kenya. Besides the great coastal weather, contemporary Swahili architecture is yet another reason why holidays are never the same in the region. The Vipingo Club house designed...
Thanks to the proliferation of various BIM tools and extensive sun studies, glass architecture is proving to be a sustainable and comfortable building trend in the tropics today. When used appropriately, glass can help reduce energy used to light...
In 2014, Kenya Airways awarded Planning Interiors Limited the task of designing their two new lounges located at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi. The motivation behind the creation of these lounges was Kenya Airways'  intention to grow its international...