Inspired by the people and culture of Zimbabwe.
What inspired you to enter this special competition to create a modern architectural language for Africa?
We are interested to involving ourselves to design prototype of modern architecture of Africa by research on the cultural and philosophical approach.
Why do you believe African home-owners will be interested in building a home such as the one you have submitted today?
We offer a compact living with a flexible space to hold a social activities and emphasizing a sustainability system in water usage.
What did you find most interesting or challenging during the research and development of your prototype?
The most challenging yet interesting process is finding the best fit philosophy and cultural value to be the basis of our design.
Our design process avoided naively replicating the traditional form to our design, but still we maintain the traditional value and spirit. This is the challenge for us, as the architects of today we need to revive our traditional value, spirit, and culture to be presented in this modern era as our proud identity through modern architectural expressions.
Ray, Gratio; Yamaputra, Kevin; and Javanny, Cynthia
ATL: Vol. 1
, Article 23.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.kennesaw.edu/atl/vol1/iss1/23