Inspired by the Sidama of Ethiopia.
What inspired you to enter this special competition to create a modern architectural language for Africa?
We believe that Africa is the most diverse continent in the world, and with all the different cultures, architecture can be practiced with much more creative expression than the rest of the world.
What did you find most interesting or challenging during the research and development of your prototype?
African spaces are the reflection of nature, and so it was interesting to design something that is in a direct connection with nature.
Why do you believe African homeowners will be interested in building a home such as the one you have submitted today?
Culture is a way of life and African home owners will be interested because the design is based an abstract expression of African traditional ways of life.
Tesfaye, Kalkidan; Teshome, Filimon; and Girma, Hundaol
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Available at: http://digitalcommons.kennesaw.edu/atl/vol1/iss1/24