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Architecture: Author Lesley Lokko’s Modern Tranquil Home in Ghana

Lesley Lokko [Ghana] [Image credit: Home Exterior and Garden – Lesley Lokko] I’ve just finished reading a book called ‘Saffron Skies’ by author Lesley Lokko; whom I came to know of the by chance when I happened to catch a fairly old rerun of the lifestyle show Studio 53, featuring an interview with her. As an avid reader, I can’t understand why Lesley Lokko hadn’t crossed my radar before, but a couple of clicks on Google brought me quickly up to speed and having got my hands on a couple of her books I’m definitely making up for lost time! Sweeping tales, offering […]

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Architecture: Koffi & Diabaté Contemporary African Architect Agency

Koffi & Diabaté Architect Agency [Cote d’Ivoire] Villa Mercury: Dakar, Senegal 2003   I don’t know whose houses these are but they are a fine example of contemporary African architecture and design from Koffi & Diabaté; a leading architectural firm based in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire. Koffi & Diabaté Architect Agency is primarily a partnership between founder and manager, Guillaume Koffi and Issa Diabaté who initially started at the firm as an intern, then became an employee before eventually being made partner. The partners work alongside a team of 18, all sharing ideas to bring the concepts to life. Koffi & Diabaté’s […]

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Architecture: A Home Built in Celebration of Love

Joe Osae-Addo [Ghana] [Image credit: dwell/Dook – September 2007] Building your own house is a dream for many and it is always so interesting to see what people come up with, spanning the range of beautifully inspired interiors to what were they thinking. Whilst browsing one of my favourite blogs – alifemorefabulous – I came across the stunning and innovative home of Ghanaian-born architect Joe Osae-Addo and was immediately struck by the abundant use of natural materials and how open, light and airy the space is. Osae-Addo’s home is a showcase of contemporary African architecture at its best.

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