In late 2014, citizens of Burkina Faso revolted against the country’s dictatorial leader, President Blaise Compaoré, and set fire to the parliament house, leaving it a charred ruin in the capital city of Ouagadougou.
Against the backdrop of a brush-covered hilltop in central Malawi, women in brightly colored clothing gather to cook, chat, or simply rest amid a cluster of small buildings that rises from the sparsely vegetated landscape.
Karl Henrik Nostvik's 1973 Kenyatta International Conference Center in Nairobi.
The dearth of literature on African architecture has long been a source of frustration for the continent’s design community.
Architect Diébédo Francis Kéré has created plans for the $12 million headquarters of the Mama Sarah Obama Foundation in Kogelo, Kenya—an organization established by the grandmother of President Barack Obama that feeds and educates children and impoverished families.