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Modern Architecture in Africa

Practical Encounters with Intricate African Modernity

  • Antoni S. Folkers
  • Belinda A. C. van Buiten
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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Working on the African city

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Antoni S. Folkers, Belinda A. C. van Buiten
      Pages 2-17
    3. Antoni S. Folkers, Belinda A. C. van Buiten
      Pages 18-39
    4. Antoni S. Folkers, Belinda A. C. van Buiten
      Pages 40-81
    5. Antoni S. Folkers, Belinda A. C. van Buiten
      Pages 82-116
    6. Antoni S. Folkers, Belinda A. C. van Buiten
      Pages 118-129
  3. Building in Africa

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 131-131
    2. Antoni S. Folkers, Belinda A. C. van Buiten
      Pages 132-147
    3. Antoni S. Folkers, Belinda A. C. van Buiten
      Pages 148-167
    4. Antoni S. Folkers, Belinda A. C. van Buiten
      Pages 168-185
    5. Antoni S. Folkers, Belinda A. C. van Buiten
      Pages 186-211
  4. African Comfort

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 213-213
    2. Antoni S. Folkers, Belinda A. C. van Buiten
      Pages 214-235
    3. Antoni S. Folkers, Belinda A. C. van Buiten
      Pages 236-247
    4. Antoni S. Folkers, Belinda A. C. van Buiten
      Pages 248-258
    5. Antoni S. Folkers, Belinda A. C. van Buiten
      Pages 260-267
  5. Monument Care in Africa

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 269-269
    2. Antoni S. Folkers, Belinda A. C. van Buiten
      Pages 270-285
    3. Antoni S. Folkers, Belinda A. C. van Buiten
      Pages 286-298
    4. Antoni S. Folkers, Belinda A. C. van Buiten
      Pages 300-306
    5. Antoni S. Folkers, Belinda A. C. van Buiten
      Pages 308-315
    6. Antoni S. Folkers, Belinda A. C. van Buiten
      Pages 316-325
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 326-365

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

African architecture hybrid architectural forms Modernist Project Western architecture urban planning in Africa urban conservation in Africa

Authors and affiliations

  • Antoni S. Folkers
    • 1
  • Belinda A. C. van Buiten
    • 2
  1. 1.African Architecture MattersAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.UtrechtThe Netherlands

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