A Cohesive Downtown From a Knowledge City Perspective – A Study in Urban Planning

The escalating urbanization process has given rise to various complications in the urban structure. One of the major issues is the one concerning urban cohesion. As modern cities are facing a transformation from industrial to knowledge societies, many aspects have to Continue reading

Indigenous Materials in Modern Buildings: for Low Energy Houses in West Africa

Burkina Faso is one of the poorest countries in the world. This landlocked country in the west has an extremely warm climate. Temperatures over 45°C are not uncommon and there is an almost constant need to Continue reading

Vertical Extensions of the Urban Swahili House: A Proposal for Standardised Two-storey Construction

A decent shelter is a basic human need. In developing countries, where the industrialisation process is accompanied by rapid urbanisation, the population solves their housing situation within limits of their own savings. Therefore the majority of people in Tanzania still live in Continue reading