Tag: Africa

"Africa is an extraordinary
opportunity" - David Adjaye

"Africa is an extraordinary opportunity" - David Adjaye

Dezeen and MINI World Tour: we speak to architect David Adjaye, fresh off the stage from his presentation at Design Indaba, about his relationship with Africa and why he believes the continent provides a great opportunity for architects. Update: this interview is featured in Dezeen Book of Interviews, which is on sale now for £12. More »

Plastic bottles filled with sand used
to build houses in Nigeria

Dezeen Wire:
discarded bottles sourced from hotels, restaurants, homes and foreign embassies are being filled with sand and used as bricks to create curved-walled houses in a Nigerian village - BBC

The bottles are bound together with mud resulting in durable walls that are sustainable, cost-effective and provide insulation from the sun's heat. The resulting buildings are also bullet-proof – a useful benefit in an area plagued by violence. An estate of 25 houses is currently being built with plans for a school to follow.

See our previous story on a house made from sand bags in South Africa.