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Modern Architecture in Africa

Practical Encounters with Intricate African Modernity

Authors: Folkers, Antoni S., van Buiten, Belinda

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  • Presents case studies of sixty African cities
  • Provides an insightful and comprehensive overview of the development of African architecture, presenting the old, the modern, and the contemporary African city
  • Richly illustrated with colorful maps and images of African buildings and housing
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About this book

This book offers unique insights into modern African architecture, influenced by modern European architecture, and at the same time a natural successor to existing site-specific and traditional architecture. It brings together the worlds of traditional site-specific architecture with the Modernist Project in Africa, which to date have only been considered in isolation.
The book covers the four architectural disciplines: urban planning, building technology, building physics, and conservation. It includes an introduction with a historical outline and an analysis and comparison of a number of projects in various countries in Africa. On the basis of examples drawn from practice, the author documents and describes the hybrid architectural forms that have emerged from the confrontation and fusion with (pre)modern Western architecture and urban planning, and in so doing he also narrates the history of African architecture.

About the authors

Antoni Folkers and Belinda van Buiten are architects and urban planners. They moved to Africa in the 1980's, where they and Geoff Wilks set up the FBW firm of architects and engineers with branches in Kampala (Uganda), Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) and elsewhere. Folkers and Van Buiten have been based in Utrecht since 2000. They were co-founders of the ArchiAfrika platform and the research and action organization African Architecture Matters.

Table of contents (18 chapters)

Table of contents (18 chapters)

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eBook $149.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-01075-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $199.99
price for USA in USD
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at +1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week).
  • Due: September 15, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-01074-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Modern Architecture in Africa
Book Subtitle
Practical Encounters with Intricate African Modernity
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-01075-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-01075-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-01074-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 365
Number of Illustrations
181 b/w illustrations, 349 illustrations in colour
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