Sandibe Okavango Safari Lodge provides luxury getaway in remote African beauty spot

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        <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/architizer-a-awards/"><strong>A+Awards:</strong></a> the African armadillo influenced the curved, scale-covered form of this boutique safari lodge in <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/africa/">Botswana</a> – one of the winners at this year's <a href="http://architizer.com/">Architizer</a> A+Awards. <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2016/09/12/sandibe-okavango-safari-lodge-nicholas-plewman-architects-michaelis-boyd-botswana-hotel/" class="more-link">(more&hellip;)</a>

Designer Lekan Jeyifo imagines vertical shanty towns for central Lagos

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        Designer Lekan Jeyif has created a <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/conceptual-architecture/">dystopian vision</a> of shanty-town towers in Lagos, <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/nigeria/">Nigeria</a>, to highlight the poor standard of living in the city's impoverished areas (+ slideshow).  <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2016/08/09/shanty-megastructures-lekan-jeyif-conceptual-images-lagos-nigeria/" class="more-link">(more&hellip;)</a>

What Design Can Do to examine how Africa can help solve Europe’s design “identity crisis”

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        <strong>Dezeen promotion:</strong> this year's <a href="http://www.whatdesigncando.com/amsterdam-2016/">What Design Can Do</a> conference will focus on European identity and how the continent can learn from new initiatives emerging in <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/africa/">Africa</a> (+ slideshow). <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2016/06/28/what-design-can-do-europe-identity-crisis-african-designers-architects-eu-referendum/" class="more-link">(more&hellip;)</a>

Agbogbloshie Makerspace Platform creates mobile workshops for world’s largest e-waste dump

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        A team of architects have launched an initiative to build a network of "makerspace" structures at Agbogbloshie, Ghana – the world's largest dumping site for electronic waste (photos by <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/julien-lanoo/">Julien Lanoo</a> + slideshow). <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2016/05/16/agbogbloshie-e-waste-dump-makerspace-platform-spacecraft-mobile-architecture-workshop-ghana-julien-lanoo-photography/" class="more-link">(more&hellip;)</a>

Local Architecture transforms 1960s house into Swiss embassy for Ivory Coast

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        Angular <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/concrete">concrete</a> columns surround this extension to a 1960s villa in the Ivory Coast capital Abidjan, which Local Architecture has reconfigured to house the Swiss <a href="http://dezeen.com/tag/embassies">embassy</a> (+ slideshow). <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2016/05/13/swiss-embassy-local-architecture-abidjan-ivory-coast-africa/" class="more-link">(more&hellip;)</a>

Timber and granite residence by Sforza Seilern stands on a rocky slab above an African dam

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        This home and recording studio for a musician perches between <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/cantilevers/">overhanging slabs</a> on a huge boulder overlooking a dam in east <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/africa/">Africa</a> (+ slideshow). <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2016/05/09/sforza-seilern-architects-timber-granite-house-rock-east-africa/" class="more-link">(more&hellip;)</a>

Phillip Lühl uses “bagged concrete bricks” to build two extensions to a Namibia house

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        Architect Phillip Lühl has added a pair of <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/residential-extensions">extensions</a> to a Modernist house in Namibia, using cement brickwork textured with the coarse fibres of hessian fabric (+ slideshow). <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2016/03/31/phillip-luhl-backpack-modernist-lady-house-extensions-namibia-africa-bagged-concrete-bricks/" class="more-link">(more&hellip;)</a>

Concrete garden pavilion by Metropolis offers outdoor dining to a Cape Town villa

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        South African studio Metropolis has completed a concrete <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/architecture/pavilions">pavilion</a> in the grounds of a house in <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/cape-town">Cape Town</a>, featuring sheltered seating and dining areas with views of nearby Table Mountain (+ slideshow). <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2016/02/21/metropolis-midden-garden-pavilion-garden-house-cape-town-concrete-canopy/" class="more-link">(more&hellip;)</a>

SelgasCano’s Louisiana Pavilion to be reused as a school in Kenya’s Kibera slum

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        A <a href="http://dezeen.com/tag/pavilions">pavilion</a> designed by architects <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/selgascano/">SelgasCano</a> for a Copenhagen art museum is being transported to a Nairobi slum, where it will serve as a school for 600 pupils (+ slideshow). <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2016/02/11/selgascano-kibera-school-pavilion-louisiana-art-museum-copenhagen-kenya-nairobi-slum-humanitarian-architecture/" class="more-link">(more&hellip;)</a>