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Tue Oct 12, 2021, 10:29 AM

Africa's iconic architecture in 12 buildings

While the pyramids of Egypt are recognised around the world, much of Africa's architecture remains unknown - something architects Adil Dalbai and Livingstone Mukasa hope to change.

They are part of the team that has recently published the seven-volume Architectural Guide Sub-Saharan Africa. Their in-depth study encompasses buildings from earlier eras, the colonial period - like the recently renovated railway station (above) built in Senegal's capital, Dakar, in 1910 - to more modern masterpieces.

Here are 12 of the most innovative, historic and iconic entries:

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-58855205
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Some beautiful photos of some beautiful buildings, ancient and modern.

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Tue Oct 12, 2021, 10:37 AM

1. Thank you, I really enjoyed the article.

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Tue Oct 12, 2021, 10:39 AM

2. Thank you for this thread, Jilly.

Those are some magnificient buildings.

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Tue Oct 12, 2021, 10:43 AM

3. Fascinating

I'd never heard of the pyramids in Sudan. Wow...https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pyramids_of_Mero%C3%AB

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Tue Oct 12, 2021, 10:54 AM

4. Lovely

Thanks

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Tue Oct 12, 2021, 11:52 AM

5. Nice view of Africa instead of more photos of destruction and chaos of colonialism.

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Tue Oct 12, 2021, 12:06 PM

6. K&R! For those interested, David Adjaye from the UK by way of Ghana, has designed

some amazing projects in the African continent.

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Tue Oct 12, 2021, 01:40 PM

7. Beautiful and inspiring.

You may also be interested in the “Ideas from Africa” series from the excellent podcast To The Best Of Our Knowledge:
https://www.ttbook.org/series/ideas-from-africa

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Tue Oct 12, 2021, 07:18 PM

8. Striking, interesting architecture. Beautiful! Thanks for posting this, Jilly. nt

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Tue Oct 12, 2021, 07:26 PM

9. TY! Wonderful Architecture old and new....

I've seen photos of Mali mosque. All the others were new to me! 💖

The Katsubi Tombs! Very contemplative.

Lideta Market - the openings make a beautiful facade texture and that doorway is goregeous!

Mapungubwe Interpretation Centre - very cool looking!

Never seen the Sudan Pyrimides either!

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