Welcome to Nairobi, Tenement City

Nairobi has some great things going for it: It is the only city in the world with a national park within its bounds (dissecting standard gauge railway line notwithstanding), it has great weather for a good part of the year, its people are friendly for the most part, and it still has a considerable amount …

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Architecture Kenya Nairobi


An architect/friend happens to be in New York on business, and sent me pictures from an exhibition he attended on one of his days there. The exhibition, 5×5 Participatory Provocations, got me thinking about our need for more polemic architecture in Kenya. That controversial projects exist is in no question. Beside the new malls and …

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