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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...
In 2009, the Konza Techno City project was initiated with the procurement of a 5,000 acre parcel of land at Malili Ranch, 60km south east of Nairobi along Mombasa-Nairobi Highway in Kenya. It was conceived to capture the growing global...
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...
Nothing might prepare you for the experience of the African Heritage House; at least not the red frame gate in the middle of nowhere, leading on to a natural path and further into the Athi plains expanse overlooking the...
Aleem Manji Architects were posed with an interesting deviation from the firm’s typical style of design largely inspired by principles of modern architecture when they received a commission for the architectural design and interior fit out of the Lansdowne...
Kenya celebrated the country’s golden jubilee in December 2013 marking 50 years of independence. The Ministry of Sports, Culture & Arts contributed to a budget of Kshs. 500M for the celebrations in partnership with leading corporations including the National...
  Located at Freedom Corner, Uhuru Park in Nairobi, the Mau Mau Memorial adds a new dimension to memorial architecture in the city. Mau Mau Memorial is its popular name but its official title is Memorial to the Victims of...
The Karen Enkaji House – A 21st Century Interpretation of the traditional African architecture Enkaji is a Maasai name for a house, traditionally built on a simple frame structure, the shape of a loaf, using materials like twigs, soil, cow...
By Steve Ted Gome Slums and informal settlements menace is a global phenomenon. The continent experienced its first slums soon after independence of the various countries. Settlements that may have begun as scattered establishments to provide temporary housing, over time...