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  • Awards - HKA | Hermann Kamte & Associates

    HKA | AWARDS & REWARDS 2018 | AFRICITIES 8TH EDITION | CREATIVE LAB Shortlisted "Creative Lab" | Lagos Wooden Tower November 02, 2018 Proud to Announced Hermann Kamte is among the 20 short-list at The Creative Lab" 2018 held By Africities 8th Edition under | Theme:The Transition to Sustainable Cities and Territories, The Role of Local and Sub-National Governments of Africa ​ AFRICITIES 8TH EDITION | CREATIVE LAB The CREATIVE LAB winners will be nominated in a two-step process for each of the Cartoon Camp Challenge or Virtual Reality Contest categories: § 1st stage: the Jury set up by the organizers will carry out an initial examination to verify that the projects meet expectations: conformity of the project to the theme of the Summit; compliance with the rules laid down for the presentation of projects in each category; quality of the project. 2018 | TIDA | TAIPEI INTERNATIONAL DESIGN AWARD Judges' Special Award "Public Space Design" | Lagos Wooden Tower October 22, 2018 Proud to Announced Hermann Kamte & Associates won The Judges' Special Award at The Taipei International Design Award" 2018 with Lagos Wooden Tower. The project is one of the First Award from +4890 Registrations received this year. ​ TIDA | TAIPEI INTERNATIONAL DESIGN AWARD Taipei City Government organizes the Taipei International Design Award in the ethos of “Design for Adaptive City”, as an on-going gesture to the world, particularly to those with a passion for creativeness and design, a gesture in projecting the urban branding imagery of “Design Taipei; Dream Taipei. 2018 | IASA | INTERNATIONAL AWARD FOR SUSTAINABLE ARCHITECTURE AWARDS 2018 1st Prize Awards "Concept /Residential" | Lagos Wooden Tower September 18, 2018 Proud to Announced Hermann Kamte & Associates won The 1st Prize at The International Award for Sustainable Architecture Awards" 2018 held By Architecture Press Release News & Media Magazine with Lagos Wooden Tower. The project is one of the First Award from 448 Registrations we received this year. ​ IASA | INTERNATIONAL AWARD FOR SUSTAINABLE ARCHITECTURE AWARDS The Architecture press release has launched International Award For Sustainable Architecture AWARDS 2018 (IASA 2018) the largest awards program focused on promoting and celebrating the year’s best architecture and products. Its mission is to nurture the appreciation of meaningful architecture in the world and champion its potential for a positive impact on everyday life. 2018 | WAF RESEARCH PROGAMME | WORLD ARCHITECTURE FESTIVAL Finalist "WAF Research Program - Water Prize" | The Forgotten Dead Or Alive August 08, 2018 Glad to Announced Hermann Kamte & Associates is finalist at The Inaugural Waf Reasearch Program 2018 with "The Forgotten Dead Or Alive : Well we let the Lake Chad Die? " Water Prize". ​ WAF RESEARCH PROGRAM The WAF Research Programme has been launched to promote the ideas highlighted in the WAFX Manifesto, which identified key challenges architects will need to address in the coming years ...The first of these categories open for entries is WATER, supported by WAF headline partner GROHE. GROHE are supporting research, with the winning initiative awarded £10,000 of funding. The WAF Research Programme will reward first-class thought leadership, innovation and research initiatives. ​ 2018 | ARCHITIZER A + AWARDS Finalist "Residential-Unbuilt - Multi-Unit Housing (L >10 Floors)" | Lagos Wooden Tower July 29, 2018 Proud to Announced Hermann Kamte & Associates has been Finalist at Architizer A + Awards" 2018 held By Architizer Magazine with Lagos Wooden Tower. ​ ARCHITIZER A + AWARDS The A+Awards are bigger than just the architectural community. Entries are judged by more than 400 luminaries from fields as diverse as fashion, publishing, product design, real estate development, and tech. What architects do shapes every space and every place where people spend their lives, so we created the A+Awards to remind the world how important architecture is. 2018 | GPCDA | GOLDEN PIN CONCEPT DESIGN AWARD 2nd Stage "Public Space Design" | Lagos Wooden Tower & Pixa July 17, 2018 Proud to Announced Hermann Kamte & Associates reachs the 2nd stage at The Golden Pin Concept Design Award Awards" 2018 with Lagos Wooden Tower & Pixa. ​ GPCDA | GOLDEN PIN CONCEPT DESIGN AWARD Established in 1981, Taiwan’s Golden Pin Design Award is the most influential design award in the global Huaren market. The planning and handling of the awards, the prize-giving ceremony, and all other related events are executed by Taiwan Design Center (TDC). In 2015, the Golden Pin Design Award launched three separate award competitions – the Golden Pin Design Award, the Golden Pin Concept Design Award, and the Young Pin Design Award. While each award targets a different demographic, the purpose of each is to commend outstanding innovation in design. 2018 | MSADA | MEDIA STUDENT ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN AWARDS 2018 1st Prize Awards "Concept /Residential" | Lagos Wooden Tower July 16, 2018 Proud to Announced Hermann Kamte & Associates won The 1st Prize at The Media Student Architecture & Design Awards " 2018 held By Architecture Press Release News & Media Magazine with 6 projects including Hedzranawe Clinic. ​ MSADA | MEDIA STUDENT ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN AWARDS APR Hosted Awards 2018 Highlights of the competition this year outstanding designs. We are delighted to congratulate ‘APR Media Student Architecture & Design Award 2018 hosted by APR with the idea of acknowledging the works of professionals and students across the globe in architecture and design field.. 2018 | ARCHI.AWARDS AFRICA “PREMIERE” | AFRICAN UNION OF ARCHITECTS (AUA) & AU-ECOSOCC 1st Prize Awards "Concept / Unbuild Category" | Traditional Spline School June 26, 2018 Proud to Announced Hermann Kamte & Associates won The 1st Prize at The Inaugural Archi.Awards Africa "Premiere" 2018 held By African Union of Architects (AUA) with Traditional Spline School. ​ ARCHI.AWARDS AFRICA “PREMIERE” The Africa Union of Architects (AUA) Awards of Excellence: Archi.Awards Africa (AAA) aims to recognise and reward those remarkable works of architects who are contributing towards building the Africa We Want and adopting Aspiration 1 of the AU-Agenda 2063. AAA Premiere awards ceremony will be held in Mauritius at the 12 th AUA CONGRESS. The congress will be a unique opportunity for the AUA Awards Committee to present the whole concept behind this great initiative... 2018 | UNIATA | UNFUSE INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURE THESIS AWARD Shortlisted "Graduated Thesis" | African Museum of Art & History May 14, 2018 UNFUSE International Architecture Thesis Award Proud to Announced Hermann Kamte has been short-listed at The " 2018 held By Unfuse with African Museum of Art and History. ​ UNIATA | UNFUSE INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURE THESIS AWARD UNFUSE International Architecture Thesis Award is a step taken to identify and promote such exceptional projects across the globe. UnIATA will focus on the graduate and undergraduate projects happened in last 3 years and will present it to the right jurors. UNFUSE will acknowledge outstanding and will promote it at a global scale through our online platform, media partners, social channels, and also in the form of a book presenting the best architectural designs across the globe. thesis thesis 2018 | WORLD INNOVATION AWARDS | LE MONDE SMART CITIES 2nd Prize"Housing & Urban Planning Category" | Lagos Wooden Tower June 19, 2018 Glad to Announced Hermann Kamte & Associates won The 2nd Prize et The World Innovation Awards 2018 / Le Monde Smart Cities with Lagos Wooden Tower "Housing & Urban Planning Category". ​ WORLD INNOVATION AWARDS 2018 | LE MONDE SMART CITIES Smart and sustainable cities are aimed at improving services and quality of living, resilience, environmental protection, cost-cutting, and deeper democracies; they foster effective integration of information technologies all the while fundamentally drawing inspiration from the expectations and participation of citizens. Whether it applies to an islet, neighbourhood or entire city, your project must address the issues at stake in smart and sustainable cities. The Le Monde Smart Cities Awards wish to commend not institutions, but concrete solutions currently in development. 2018 | CREATIVE CONSCIENCE AWARDS | CREATIVE CONSCIENCE Winner "Architecture/Interior Category" | Lagos Wooden Tower June 05, 2018 Glad to Announced Hermann Kamte won The Creative Conscience Awards 2018 with Lagos Wooden Tower " Architecture/Interior Category". ​ CREATIVE CONSCIENCE AWARDS An awards scheme like no other. we’re not about increasing egos or filling wallets, we’re creating a community that gives a damn. we work hard to influence real tangible change for good, encouraging creative to become the change makers the world needs. here is where it all begins. it’s time to have an impact. The awards are the perfect opportunity to push your curiosity and create the change you want to see in the world. 2018 | THE PLAN AWARDS | THE PLAN MAGAZINE Finalist "Future Housing Category" | Lagos Wooden Tower May 22, 2018 Proud to Announced HKA | Hermann Kamte & Associates is Finalist of The Plan Awards 2018 with Lagos Wooden Tower " Future Housing Category". ​ THE PLAN AWARD THE PLAN AWARD is an award created and promoted by THE PLAN to disseminate knowledge of and improve the quality of the work done by designers, academics, critics and students in the architecture, design and city planning fields, thereby promoting debate on topical design and planning themes. Completed and future projects are eligible for the AWARD.. 2018 | INSPIRELI AWARD 2017 Finalist "Vision Category" | Lagos Wooden Tower April 15, 2018 Glad to Announced HKA | Hermann Kamte & Associates is Finalist of Inspireli Awards 2017 with Lagos Wooden Tower " Vision Category". ​ INSPIRELI AWARDS Inspireli Awards is the largest international architecture competition enabling new talents to tell their stories and raise awareness about their own world view before they get their chance to build it. It brings together up-and-coming design and architecture students or recent graduates, as well as established professionals, and provides them a forum to connect to the general public. . 2018 | MIPIM/AR FUTURE PROJECT AWARDS | THE ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW Finalist "Future Residential" | Lagos Wooden Tower March 13, 2018 Aside prestigious firm as Glad to Announced HKA | Hermann Kamte & Associates is Finalist of MIPIM/AR Future Project Awards 2018 with Lagos Wooden Tower " Future Residential Category". Skidmore, Owings & Merrill or Aedas ​ MIPIM / AR FUTURE PROJECT AWARDS Since 2003, The MIPIM Architectural Review Future Projects Awards is an award program for unbuilt or incomplete projects spanning across eight categories. It is organised and awarded annually by the MIPIM (Le marché international des professionnels de l’immobilier), the international property market in Cannes, France, in cooperation with the monthly international magazine Architectural Review. Since 2002, the awards have been presented at MIPIM.. . 2018 | WA AWARDS 27TH CYCLE 2017 | WORLD ARCHITECTURE COMMUNITY Shortlisted "Designed Category" | Fine Flower - Dubaï Heart March 07, 2018 Proud to Announced HKA | Hermann Kamte & Associates finished Shortlisted of WA Awards 27th Cycle " Designed Category". ​ WA AWARDS Since 2006 and for over 20 Cycles, World Architecture Community organises the prestigious and acclaimed WA Awards 20+10+X. The aim of the WA Community Awards is to highlight and recognise remarkable projects that might otherwise remain unnoticed by the international public, yet have the potential to inspire exciting questions about contemporary architectural discourse. . 2018 | TIMBER RISING EXHIBITION | ROCA LONDON GALLERY Timber Rising: Vertical Visions for the Cities of Tomorrow | Lagos"s Wooden Tower February 13, 2018 HKA | Hermann Kamte & Associates is glad to be part of " Timber Rising: Vertical Visions for the Cities of Tomorrow" organised by Roca London Gallery. ​ TIMBER RISING: VERTICAL VISIONS FOR THE CITIES OF TOMORROW "Timber Rising" focuses on the most significant mass timber solutions to date, interviewing key participants, and looking to a future where wood will ultimately determine new types of structures. Examples of completed projects will sit alongside more ambitious concept and research proposals, showing what is possible today, and what will be possible - with changing building codes and new thinking by developers, governments and the construction industry - for the cities of tomorrow. 2017 | WA AWARDS 26TH CYCLE | WORLD ARCHITECTURE COMMUNITY Winner "Designed Category" | Lagos"s Wooden Tower November 13, 2017 Proud to Announced HKA | Hermann Kamte & Associates is a Winner of WA Awards 26th Cycle " Designed Category". We are among the Winner aside International Architecture Office as; Yazgan Design & Architecture, Kikuma Watanabe, Sanjay Puri, FREA+SCRA and many more... ​ WA AWARDS Since 2006 and for over 20 Cycles, World Architecture Community organises the prestigious and acclaimed WA Awards 20+10+X. The aim of the WA Community Awards is to highlight and recognise remarkable projects that might otherwise remain unnoticed by the international public, yet have the potential to inspire exciting questions about contemporary architectural discourse. . 2017 | WAFX PRIZE | WORLD ARCHITECTURE FESTIVAL 2017 1st Prize "Cultural Identity" | Lagos"s Wooden Tower October 11, 2017 Glad to Announced HKA | Hermann Kamte & Associates is the 1st Prize at the Inaugural WAFX Prize on The " Cultural Identity Category". Winner Above International Architecture Office as; Aedas, Perkins+Will, Woods Bagot, AECOM, Ateliers Jean Nouvel, Viñoly Architects, Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, etc. ​ WAFX PRIZE / AWARDS The WAFX Prize is awarded to future projects that identify key challenges that architects will need to address over the next ten years and is part of the World Architectural Festival’s 10th anniversary celebrations. WAF has selected 11 winning future projects, entered for its awards programme, which critically address the Manifesto issues. These challenges span diverse topic areas, including climate, energy & carbon, water, ageing and health, re-use, smart cities, building technology, cultural identity, ethics, power and justice. WAFX Prize is sponsored by GreenCoat© heralding the world’s most forward-looking architectural concepts. 2017 | AAP - THE AMERICAN ARCHITECTURE PRIZE Winner "Green Architecture" | Lagos"s Wooden Tower October 05, 2017 Glad to Announced HKA | Hermann Kamte & Associates is a Winner Of the prestigious American Architecture Prize 2017 " Green Architecture Category" Aside World-leading firms As Aedas. ​ AAP – THE AMERICAN ARCHITECTURE PRIZE™ Architecture changes lives as well as landscapes. AAP – The American Architecture Prize™ is set to become one of the most respected awards in the industry and aims to showcase the phenomenal talent and vision displayed by architects all over the world. We believe great architecture is about creating a lasting design that will remain for generations while inspiring people and enriching their lives. Innovative buildings, designs and landscapes can help redesign the way we live our lives for the better and enable us to make the most of the space we have. 2017 | RTF - RETHINKING THE FUTURE 1st Prize "Residential - Concept" | Lagos"s Wooden Tower July 14, 2017 Happy to Announced HKA | Hermann Kamte & Associates Win the First Prize Awards At Rethinking The Future 2017 " Cathegory : Residential (Concept) Aside World-leading firms As Gensler. ​ RTF - RETHINKING THE FUTURE Rethinking The Future (RTF) was born from the idea of creating a new window on international trends in architecture and design that looks on to the solutions for the need of the era i.e., Climate Change. RTF is a hub of services for architecture and design. RTF is working to develop an architectural language that would ‘sustain’ and ‘survive’ the impacts of climate change taking sustainability one step ahead. ​ ​ 2017 | WAF - THE WORLD ARCHITECTURE FESTIVAL 2017 Finalist "Residential - Future Projects - Supported by GROHE" | Lagos"s Wooden Tower July 05, 2017 We are Glad to Announced HKA | Hermann Kamte & Associates With Lagos's Wooden Tower Have Been Shortlisted For The 2017 Aside World-leading firms including BIG, Heatherwick Studio, Zaha Hadid Architects, Jean Paul Viguier & Associés and Viñoly Architects. World Architecture Festival ​ WAF - THE WORLD ARCHITECTURE FESTIVAL The World Architecture Festival is a three-day event for architects and interior design professionals. WAF is where the world architecture community meets to celebrate learn, exchange and be inspired. Attend the only global architecture festival that combines: Awards, live judging, conferences, networking, parties, Berlin city tours, exhibition, gala dinner and more. It is the only architecture event where keynote talks from the industry’s most influential figures sit alongside live crit presentations and judging of over 400 award finalists, global networking, a 500 project strong gallery and an international product exhibition. 2017 | A'DESIGN AWARD & COMPETITION Bronze Trophy "Architecture, Building And Structure Design" | Lagos"s Wooden Tower April 20, 2017 Proud to announce that HKA | Hermann Kamte & Associates has won the ​​Bronze A' Design Award for "Architecture, Building and Structure Design" category with our proposal "Lagos's Wooden Tower in Lagos, Nigeria" - 2017 ​ A'DESIGN AWARDS & COMPETITION A' Design Award & Competition is the Worlds' largest annual juried design competition that honors best designers, architects, and design oriented companies worldwide to provide them publicity, fame and recognition. The A' Design Accolades are organized and awarded internationally in a wide array of categories ranging from industrial design to architecture. Every year, projects that focus on innovation, technology, design and creativity are awarded with the A' Award to push them further for success. A' Design Award & Competition aims to create publicity, PR push and advertisement opportunities for award winners while supporting the global design culture, creating incentives for entrants to come up with superior designs for a better future. 2016 | INSPIRELI AWARD 2016 Semi-Finalist | Native Skyscraper December 12, 2016 Semi-Finalist of Inspireli Award 2016 ​ INSPIRELI AWARDS Inspireli Awars is the largest international architecture competition enabling new talents to tell their stories and raise awareness about their own world view before they get their chance to build it. It brings together up-and-coming design and architecture students or recent graduates, as well as established professionals, and provides them a forum to connect to the general public. Please reload ​ AWARDS & REWARDS ​ ​ ​

  • Press - HKA | Hermann Kamte & Associates

    HKA | PRESS LAFARGE HOLCIM FOUNDATION Sustainable Architecture & Construction Next Generation Lab Mexico City, Mexico September 2018 ARCHILOVERS Architecture & Design Magazine International Award for Sustainable Architecture Awards 2018 USA September 2018 INFO ARCHITEKTA Architecture & Design Magazine International Award for Sustainable Architecture Awards 2018 Varsovie, Poland September 2018 AFRICAN DESIGN MAGAZINE Architecture & Design Magazine Shaping Future Smart Cities with Memory, Resilience and Cultural Identity Johannesburg, South Africa, September 2018 A AS ARCHITECTURE Architecture Urban & Design Magazine APR Media Student Architecture & Design Award 2018 USA August 2018 ART NOW Contemporary Art of Pakistan APR Media Student Architecture & Design Award 2018 Islamabad, Pakistan August 2018 WORLD ARCHITECTURE FESTIVAL The World's Largest, Architectural Awards, Programme And Festival. Winner .... Water Research Prize Amsterdam, Netherlands August 2018 WORLD BUILD 365 Building, Architecture, HVAC & Interior Design 5 Best African Architecture Projects London, UK August 2017 SMART CITY INSTITUTE Taipei International Design Awards Prix « Le Monde » Smart Cities 2018 – Le Palmarès Liege, Canada August 2018 TIDA Taipei International Design Awards Finalist Taipei, Taiwan August 2018 OFFICE INSIGHT Workplace & Furnishing World Architecture Festival ... Water Research Prize Dallas, USA August 2018 AZURE Architecture & Design Magazine Person, Place, Thing: Three Rising African Design Talents Toronto, Canada August 2018 ARCHIEXPO Architecture & Design Towering Ambition By Hermann Kamte Marseille, France July 2018 LE MONDE Breaking News Palmarès Des Prix Internationaux ... Smart Cities 2018 Paris, France July 2018 THE SANZALA Architecture, Urbanism & Installation Pixa Luanda, Angola July 2018 INTA International Urban Development Association International Prize ... Smart Cities Awards Paris, France July 2018 MANSION Architecture Magazine 超現實狂想曲 時尚個性住宅-個性始於建築靈魂 Taipei, Taiwan July 2018 DESIGNFULL Art & Design Forum Is Lagos’s Wooden Tower The Sustainable Plan B? Wisconsin, USA July 2018 WOODRISE INTERNATIONAL Wooden Architecture & Technology La Premiere Tour En Bois D'Afrique France July 2018 ATELIER FIFTY FIVE Lifestyle, Art & Culture HKA | Hermann Kamte & Associates London, UK June 2018 FREDZONE News Une Île Artificielle Pour Sauver Le Lac Tchad France June 2018 MEDIA TERRE Sustainability Development News Une Solution Artificielle Pour Renflouer Le Lac Tchad Paris France June 2018 FC&A MAGAZINE Future Constructor & Architect Magazine Meet the high-rise ... reduce pollution within high urban densities Laddingford, UK June 2018 ARCH CONTAINER Architecture & Construction Lego Lunch Un Restaurante Modular Ubicado En Lituania Spain May 2018 TRAVELLER 24 Daily & Breaking News, PICS: A new District Six: Roark Robinson Cap Town, South Africa May 2018 PPC IMAGINARIUM PPC Imaginarium Awards Winner Architecture 2018 : Roark Robinson Johannesburg, South Africa May 2018 BUSINESS DAY Daily Newspaper Transform Or Die! How Architects Are Exploring Adaptive Cities Johannesburg, South Africa, May 2018 CNN STYLE Breaking News Can the building industry break its addiction to concrete? Atlanta, USA May 2018 PROPERTY WHEEL Real Estate News ArchitectureZA 2018 Cape town, South Africa May 2018 ASB | SLOVAKIA Architecture Construction & Business Lagos Wooden Tower | Drevená veža v Afrike Bratislava, Slovakia May 2018 En voir plus ​ HKA PRESS ​ ​ ​ ​ ​

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  • Expertise - HKA | Hermann Kamte & Associates

    HKA | EXPERTISE ​ HKA EXPERTISE ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Architecture We are a combination of artists and tacticians, imagining, coordinating, and creating livable places. Interior By designing a building from the inside-out as much as from the outside-in, we inculcate a sense of continuity and connection to the wider world. Research We believe in being well out front. Our team conducts and disseminates evidence-informed and comparative research worldwide, allowing us to create operationally efficient and effective architecture. Industrial team frequently works as an integral part of the overall studio, designing specific building elements. Environmental We design efficient building systems that reduce energy and water consumption, enhances user comfort and ensures indoor environmental quality Sustainability Acting as a catalyst for thought leadership at the practice, the Sustainability Group looks at ways to advance our sustainable design processes. Urban Design Designing at the urban scale is a complex undertaking, whether it involves a masterplan for a city, a regeneration scheme for a neighbourhood, or planning a new public transport system. Visualisation The Visualisation and Film group produces architectural visualisations, animations, motion graphics and films for the practice for use at concept stages, construction, marketing and final presentations. Consultancy International cooperation is the key to meeting global challenges. the Workplace Consultancy are dedicated to matching architectural and interior design with business objectives and changing needs of organisations. Model Making Assisting the teams throughout the design process, the modelmaking team creates everything from sketch models to large-scale building mock-ups Feasibility Feasibility studies are preliminary studies undertaken in the very early stage of a project and investigate and evaluate the potential of a site or a building and its overall condition and significance, as well as the constraints and opportunities. Virtual Reality We create world-class interactive digital experiences. From concept to completion and beyond, our team guides clients through the creative journey towards harnessing value from new technology platforms. BIM Services We adopt digital technologies to improve design decision making, communication of ideas, quality of information and reduce the risks to cost, time and quality of projects as well as environmental performance.

  • News - HKA | Hermann Kamte & Associates

    HKA | NEWS ​ HKA NEWS ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Architecture We are a combination of artists and tacticians, imagining, coordinating, and creating livable places. Interior By designing a building from the inside-out as much as from the outside-in, we inculcate a sense of continuity and connection to the wider world. Research We believe in being well out front. Our team conducts and disseminates evidence-informed and comparative research worldwide, allowing us to create operationally efficient and effective architecture. Industrial team frequently works as an integral part of the overall studio, designing specific building elements. Environmental We design efficient building systems that reduce energy and water consumption, enhances user comfort and ensures indoor environmental quality Sustainability Acting as a catalyst for thought leadership at the practice, the Sustainability Group looks at ways to advance our sustainable design processes. Urban Design Designing at the urban scale is a complex undertaking, whether it involves a masterplan for a city, a regeneration scheme for a neighbourhood, or planning a new public transport system. Visualisation The Visualisation and Film group produces architectural visualisations, animations, motion graphics and films for the practice for use at concept stages, construction, marketing and final presentations. Consultancy International cooperation is the key to meeting global challenges. the Workplace Consultancy are dedicated to matching architectural and interior design with business objectives and changing needs of organisations. Model Making Assisting the teams throughout the design process, the modelmaking team creates everything from sketch models to large-scale building mock-ups Feasibility Feasibility studies are preliminary studies undertaken in the very early stage of a project and investigate and evaluate the potential of a site or a building and its overall condition and significance, as well as the constraints and opportunities. Virtual Reality We create world-class interactive digital experiences. From concept to completion and beyond, our team guides clients through the creative journey towards harnessing value from new technology platforms. BIM Services We adopt digital technologies to improve design decision making, communication of ideas, quality of information and reduce the risks to cost, time and quality of projects as well as environmental performance.

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    HERMANN KAMTE Architect & Designer | CEO & Founder | Creative Director | ONAC 321 Forbes 30 under 30 - 2019 | Quartz 30 under 30 -2019 Hermann Kamte is an award-winning Cameroonian Architect. He is the Founding Associates and the Creative Director at HKA | Hermann Kamte & Associates. In 2016, He started after earned a Master’s Degree in Architecture with « Distinction » at the prestigious EAMAU (École Africaine des Métiers de l’Architecture et de l'urbanism). ​ ​ JOSEPH NDI Architect & Urban Planner | Associates | Strategy Manager Ph.D. Candidate in Urban Planning. Joseph NDI is a young Cameroonian Architect & Urban Planner, Strategy Manager & Associates at HKA | Hermann Kamte & Associates. He is recognized to have attended several international Workshops as but not limited to Cergy Pontoise from 2012 to 2014. In 2011, He also Co-Manage an international workshop in Porto Novo. Currently, Joseph is a Principal Professor at Private University in Douala on Urban Design and Urban Planning. ANGE DJOKE Architect & Designer | Architect Computational Designer Anje Djoke is a young Ivorian Architect & Designer, Architect at HKA | Hermann Kamte & Associates. He is among the Honorable Mention at the International Competition held by Robert Auzelle "Art Urbain", He also Co-Manage the inaugural School workshop in Porto Novo "i-Workshop" in 2017. Currently, Ange is Graduate from EAMAU (Ecole Africaine des Métiers de l'Architecture et de l'Urbanisme) in Architecture. HKA | KEY PERSONNEL ​ HKA KEY PERSONNEL

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    HKA | NEWS ​ HKA NEWS ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Architecture We are a combination of artists and tacticians, imagining, coordinating, and creating livable places. Interior By designing a building from the inside-out as much as from the outside-in, we inculcate a sense of continuity and connection to the wider world. Research We believe in being well out front. Our team conducts and disseminates evidence-informed and comparative research worldwide, allowing us to create operationally efficient and effective architecture. Industrial team frequently works as an integral part of the overall studio, designing specific building elements. Environmental We design efficient building systems that reduce energy and water consumption, enhances user comfort and ensures indoor environmental quality Sustainability Acting as a catalyst for thought leadership at the practice, the Sustainability Group looks at ways to advance our sustainable design processes. Urban Design Designing at the urban scale is a complex undertaking, whether it involves a masterplan for a city, a regeneration scheme for a neighbourhood, or planning a new public transport system. Visualisation The Visualisation and Film group produces architectural visualisations, animations, motion graphics and films for the practice for use at concept stages, construction, marketing and final presentations. Consultancy International cooperation is the key to meeting global challenges. the Workplace Consultancy are dedicated to matching architectural and interior design with business objectives and changing needs of organisations. Model Making Assisting the teams throughout the design process, the modelmaking team creates everything from sketch models to large-scale building mock-ups Feasibility Feasibility studies are preliminary studies undertaken in the very early stage of a project and investigate and evaluate the potential of a site or a building and its overall condition and significance, as well as the constraints and opportunities. Virtual Reality We create world-class interactive digital experiences. From concept to completion and beyond, our team guides clients through the creative journey towards harnessing value from new technology platforms. BIM Services We adopt digital technologies to improve design decision making, communication of ideas, quality of information and reduce the risks to cost, time and quality of projects as well as environmental performance. HERMANN KAMTE IS A SPEAKER AT CTBUH 2018 CONFERENCE CTBUH 2018 Conference Will Be Taking Place At Dubai During The 22-25 October. August 31, 2018 Wood is a wonderful material, freely offered by nature. It has a great role to play in the shaping of a better world, of sustainable cities, affordable housing and quality of life. In the world, with fast-growing problems such as fastest urbanization and climate change, cities are under pressure and facing challenges around energy efficiency, sustainability and recycling. Today, the housing crisis and the lack of public facilities has reached a crisis stage. The number of poorly housed, homeless or people without any access to public services is quickly rising as a consequence of uncontrolled urbanization. FINACIAL TIMES UK | TIMBER RISING ‘Age Of Engineered Timber’ Comes With A Few Snags March 30, 2018 Rising 26 storeys above the bustle of Lagos, Abebe Court Tower’s geometric façade of light wood separated by belts of lush green stands out from the drab concrete that dominates Nigeria’s commercial centre. Or at least it would, if it were built. Cameroon-based architecture firm Hermann Kamte & Associates created the design for the 2016 “City Above the City” competition by Metsä Wood, a wood producer. Aside from offering a different aesthetic element to the skyline, Kamte’s designs for a mixed-use landmark would make use of the biggest revolution sweeping architecture: engineered timber. LADYGRACIOUS | HERMANN KAMTE Hermann Kamte : The Mastermind Breaking The Records In Architecture March 25, 2018 Young, creative, talented and brilliant Cameroonian architect, Hermann Kamte is the author of several masterpieces including “Lagos Wooden Tower” the first wooden skyscraper proposed in Africa. Founder of HKA (Hermann Kamte & Associates). He believes that “Awards are trophies or certificates, but honor is emotion and sensibility… I don’t want to be the most famous or awarded African architect… I want to be the architect who made a solid contribution for society as Leonard de Vinci did before for Europe” AFRIQUE MAGAZINE | HERMANN KAMTE Hermann Kamte, Génie Du Bois February 28, 2018 Les Toitures d’aujourd’hui peuvent-elles devenir les espaces verts de demain ? Quel est le plan B pour l’avenir d’un monde surpeuplé ? L’agence camerounaise Hermann Kamte&Associates répond à ces questions avec le projet d’une tour résidentielle en bois de plus de 40 000 m² dans le centre-ville de Lagos. La Abebe Court Tower, ou Lagos’s Wooden Tower, s’étale sur quatre blocs de six étages d’appartements, construit au-dessus d’un bâtiment existant dans le luxueux quartier d’Ikoyi. Sa hauteur assure un éclairage et une ventilation naturelle aux logements, ceinturés de verdure et de terrasses et protégés du soleil par une enveloppe inspirée des tatouages des peuples edo, yoruba et hausa. Conçu comme un poumon vert au cœur de la ville, le projet prend très au sérieux le bien-être des habitants. SCIENCE & VIE | THE FORGOTTEN DEAD OR ALIVE Un Concept D'ile Artificielle February 19, 2018 Au coeur du continent africain, le lac Tchad est en train de s'assécher. Un architecte camerounais propose une île artificielle innovante, qui fait office d'usine de désalinisation pour remplir le lac avec l'eau de l'océan. Souvent envisagée comme un refuge contre la montée des eaux, l'île artificielle pourrait aussi, selon le cabinet d'architecture camerounais Hermann Kamte, servir à remplir le lac Tchad, aujourd'hui réduit au dixième de sa surface. FIRST IMAGE -TIMBER RISING - ROCA LONDON EXHIBITION The Future Of Architecture Lies In Engineered Wood At Roca London Gallery February 13, 2018 City dwellers could soon become used to seeing more and more tall buildings made of timber. Engineered wood like cross-laminated timber (CLT) is being increasingly adopted by environmentally-minded architects. Some of the best and most experimental examples are on display in Roca London Gallery. ​ ‘Timber Rising: Vertical Visions for the Cities of Tomorrow’, which runs till 19 May, features live projects like Waugh Thistleton’s Dalston Lane apartment block in London – the world’s biggest CLT building to date – and proposals such as Michael Green Architects’ Parisian tower or Hermann Kamte & Associates’ latticed Wooden Tower concept for Lagos in Nigeria ... Co-curator Clare Farrow believes that these new materials will drive new forms of architecture. ‘The first CLT buildings resembled existing structures, but now architects are envisaging completely different types that you couldn’t do with concrete and steel.’ HERMANN KAMTE IS A SPEAKER AT ARCHITECTUREZA 2018 (AZA18) Architecture ZA 2018 (AZA18) Will Be Taking Place At Various Venues In The Inner City Of Pretoria During The Week 3-5 May 2018. February 09, 2018 Memory & Resilience Architecture ZA 2018 (AZA 18) will be taking place at various venues in the inner city of Pretoria during the week 3-5 May 2018. Presented and hosted by the South African Institute of Architects (SAIA), the three day event – two days of conference presentations and one day of tours and masterclasses – will be co-hosted by the University of Pretoria (UP). Under the theme WeTheCity: Memory & Resilience. TIMBER RISING - ROCA LONDON EXHIBITION Let's Start With Our Exhibition In London. Timber Rising: Vertical Visions For The Cities Of Tomorrow February 08, 2018 Timber Rising : Timber Rising: Vertical visions for the cities of tomorrow The first comprehensive exhibition to look at the new revolution in timber high-rise building. A timber revolution is in the air. In the last decade, a new phenomenon has occurred in architectural practice: the beginning of high-rise building in wood. The exhibition will also feature the projects and proposals of international practices: Lagos’ Wooden Tower concept for Nigeria by Hermann Kamte & Associates (Cameroon). HERMANN KAMTE GIVES AN INTERVIEW FOR METSÄ WOOD Architect Hermann Kamte’s Wooden Ambition January 24, 2018 The late Zaha Hadid famously once said: "If you want an easy life, don't be an architect". As a young Cameroonian architect following in Hadid's footsteps, Hermann Kamte can certainly empathise. ​ "Architecture is simple and incredibly complex at the same time," says the 25-year-old. "The challenges are many, but the potential rewards are high. In my opinion, architects are like philosophers - the more they learn the better they are." The last 18 months have certainly been a steep yet highly rewarding learning curve for Kamte. Graduating from the prestigious EAMAU (Ecole Africaine des Métiers de l'Architecture et de l’Urbanisme) in the Togolese capital Lomé in 2016, he went on to found Hermann Kamte & Associates (HKA) soon afterwards... PIXA FEATURE IN LANSCAPE MAGAZINE Pixa On The January 2018 Issue, The First Landscape Magazine In The Middle East January 06, 2018 In our first issue of the year, we explore the changing trends in living habits fuelled by new technologies that are influencing architecture and future designs. From sprawling compounds to vertical towers in the sky, our cities are quickly transforming into smart cities of the future. COULD WOOD BE THE FUTURE OF URBAN ARCHITECTURE ? A New Exhibition In London Will Make A Strong Case For Timber's Place Amid The Skyline Of Tomorrow January 04, 2018 Could thickets of wood take root in our cities soon? That's certainly the suggestion of a forthcoming exhibition called Raising Timber. The exhibition, which opens at the Roca London Gallery on 9 February, is the first comprehensive look at the revolution in timber high-rise building, and features both new structures and architectural renderings from Britain, Nigeria, Norway, Sweden, France and elsewhere. ​ Many of the exhibits, such as Waugh Thistleton’s Dalston Lane block in London, use cross-laminated timber, a relatively new type of glued-wood material, which is both strong, and sustainable. LAGOS' WOODEN TOWER IS AN ALTERNATIVE TO CITY'S RELIANCE ON CONCRETE BUILDINGS The Award-Winning Tower By Cameroonian Architecture Firm, Hermann Kamte & Associates January 03, 2018 Designed and conceptualised by Cameroonian Architecture Firm, Hermann Kamte & Associates (HKA), Lagos’ Wooden Tower - a proposed addition to Nigeria’s capital and one of Africa’s most populated cities -has just won an , as well as the inaugural 's inaugural WAFX prize. American Architecture Prize World Architecture Festival award ​ The WAFX Prize is awarded to future projects that identify key challenges that architects will need to address over the next ten years and is part of the World Architectural Festival’s 10th anniversary celebrations. LAGOS’S WOODEN TOWER BY HERMANN KAMTE Architecture December 30, 2017 Lagos is the most populate city in Africa and represents a big deal for architects. City consists of 16 million inhabitants. Situated in the heart of Ikory, the most popular and the richest residential site of Nigeria, Lagos’s tower is the unique wooden structure which is designed to be a smart and sustainable building. PIXA A Flexible And Modular Structure December 06, 2017 “Emotion Is The Most Powerful Weapon In Architecture And The Secret Of Great Designs.” PIXA is a flexible and modular tool or structure which can be easily assembled to create a tiny, large and largest structure by replication using a single unit. The Interior space of the steel structure is defined by two abstract natural elements “light and shades”. A SHOUT-OUT FROM MINISTER NATHI MTHETHWA TO HERMANN KAMTE Minister Nathi Mthethwa of Arts and Culture of South Africa Gives A Shout-Out to Hermann Kamte November 14, 2017 A Shoot-Out from Minister Nathi Mthethwa "As a symbol of African Architecture gaining global stature, Herman Kamte a 25-year-old Architect from Cameroon, recieved the WAFX prize at the World Architectural Festival in Berlin for his design of the Lagos Wooden Tower." LAGOS'S WOODEN TOWER WIN THE WA AWARDS 26TH CYCLE - DESIGNED CATEGORY HKA | Hermann Kamte & Associates Is Among The Winners of WA Awards 26th Cycle "Designed Category" November 13, 2017 Proud to Announced HKA | Hermann Kamte & Associates is a Winner of WA Awards 26th Cycle " Designed Category". We are among the Winner aside International Architecture Office as; Yazgan Design & Architecture, Kikuma Watanabe, Sanjay Puri, FREA+SCRA and many more... LAGOS'S WOODEN TOWER WIN THE 1ST PRIZE AWARDS AT WAFX PRIZE 2017 HKA | Hermann Kamte & Associates Is The 1st Prize At The Inaugural WAFX Prize "Cultural Identity Category" October 11, 2017 Glad to Announced HKA | Hermann Kamte & Associates is the 1st Prize at the Inaugural WAFX Prize on The " Cultural Identity Category". We among the Winner Above International Architecture Office as; Aedas, Perkins+Will, Woods Bagot, Vo Trong Nghia Architects, Boogertman + Partners Architects, AECOM, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, Ateliers Jean Nouvel, Viñoly Architects, Jean-Paul Viguier et Associés, Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, EAA Emre Arolat Architecture, etc. LAGOS'S WOODEN TOWER WIN THE AMERICAN ARCHITECTURE PRIZE 2017 HKA | Hermann Kamte & Associates Is A Winner Of The American Architecture Prize 2017 "Green Architecture" October 05, 2017 Glad to Announced HKA | Hermann Kamte & Associates is a Winner Of the prestigious American Architecture Prize 2017 " Green Architecture Category" Aside World-leading firms As Aedas. LAGOS'S WOODEN TOWER WIN THE 1ST PRIZE AWARDS AT RETHINKING THE FUTURE 2017 HKA | Hermann Kamte & Associates Win The 1st Prize Awards At Rethinking The Future 2017 "Residential - Concept" August 08, 2017 Happy to Announced HKA | Hermann Kamte & Associates Win the First Prize Awards At Rethinking The Future 2017 " Cathegory : Residential (Concept) Aside World-leading firms As Gensler. HERMANN KAMTE RECEIVED THE BRONZE A'DESIGN AWARDS TROPHY 2017 The Bronze A'Design Awards Trophy 2017 July 09, 2017 Westerday, We Received The Bronze A'Design Award And The Competition Winners Book From Como, Italy LAGOS'S WOODEN TOWER IS FINALIST FOR THE WORLD ARCHITECTURE FESTIVAL 2017 Finalist For The World Architecture Festival 2017 "Residential - Future Projects - Supported by GROHE With Lagos's Wooden Tower in Lagos, Nigeria" July 05, 2017 We are Glad to Announced HKA | Hermann Kamte & Associates With Lagos's Wooden Tower Have Been Shortlisted For The 2017 Aside World-leading firms including BIG, Heatherwick Studio, Zaha Hadid Architects, Jean Paul Viguier & Associés and Viñoly Architects. World Architecture Festival PIXA Flexibility With Organic Fabric July 06, 2017 Check Our Latest Project, PIXA, a flexible & modular structure THE FORGOTTEN - DEAD OR ALIVE ON DESIGNBOOM HKA's Latest Sustainability Project Envisions A Green Future For Lake Chad May 18, 2017 "Cameroonian Architect Hermann Kamte incorporates his love of philosophy in his latest ‘regeneration of the lake chad’ project. having observed the ecosystem’s patterns, kamte deduced that ecological catastrophes have resulted in the disappearance of fauna and flora and will soon dry out the lakes of the sahara desert. to resolve the issue, the LCBC’s (lake chad basin commission) main purpose is to sustainably manage lake chad and other shared water resources" DesignBoom LAGOS'S WOODEN TOWER ARTICLE BY TOM WILKINSON & THE ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW Typology: Skyscraper; Wooden Skyscraper in Lagos, Nigeria, by Hermann Kamte May 12, 2017 "The development of laminated timber has facilitated the construction of unprecedentedly tall wooden buildings ​ New materials continue to stimulate innovations in skyscraper design. The development of laminated timber has facilitated the construction of unprecedentedly tall wooden buildings, culminating – so far – in an 18-storey student residence at the University of British Columbia, completed last year. Taller buildings are on the cards, including an 80-storey tower designed by PLP Architecture and Cambridge University, and this 21-storey residential tower, proposed by Cameroonian architect Hermann Kamte with the intention of softening the predominantly concrete cityscape of Lagos. " Tom Wilkinson, The Architectural Review LAGOS'S WOODEN TOWER PUBLISHED ON THE ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW Africa - May Issue 2017 May 03, 2017 "Africa has become a lazy substitute for any number of ideas from the political to the social, cultural, historical and economic. In this issue, we reject the stereotypes and, from refugee camps to Art Deco housing; starchitects to wooden skyscrapers, counter the notion of Africa as a place to be influenced." The Architectural Review LAGOS'S WOODEN TOWER WON THE BRONZE A'DESIGN AWARD 2017 Category "Architecture, Building And Structure Design" April 20, 2017 We are proud to announce that HKA | Hermann Kamte & Associates has won the ​​Bronze A' Design Award for "Architecture, Building and Structure Design" category with our proposal "Lagos's Wooden Tower in Lagos, Nigeria" - 2017 HKA | HERMANN KAMTE & ASSOCIATES ON THE COVER OF DESIGN BUILD REVIEW The Wooden Skyscraper - April Issue April 07, 2017 We talk about the process behind the Project and The Future of Wooden Construction. HERMANN KAMTE INTERVIEWED BY DESIGN BUILD NETWORK Read The Interview of Architect Hermann Kamte By Design Build Review April 02, 2017 Often overlooked in favour of glass, steel and concrete, wood is now being used in unexpected places including skyscrapers. Patrick Kingsland spoke to Cameroonian architect Hermann Kamte about his plans to build a wooden tower in the heart of Nigeria’s capital, Lagos. THE FORGOTTEN - CURRENT RESEARH - LAKE CHAD REGENERATION Ecological & Human Catastrophe - Water & Food Crisis February 19, 2017 Several Continentals Oceans are dying around the world, but in central Africa, the situation of Lake Chad is so critic; this Biome is dying every day. The Scientifics estimate its dead in this century if nothing is done. Remember, this ecosystem is one of the first settlement patterns of peoples in the Sahara, and its potential has been evaluated as one of the best cultivable area for food. Not only assimilated as ecological catastrophe with the disappearance of biotopes, fauna and flora; it will also a human catastrophe which directly affects more than 9 million persons and 30 million indirectly in this region. Water is Life, to save Lake Chad; a lot of actions will consist to regenerate it by the proposal of a Limnology and a Desalination Centre on the site. The Limnology Centre will be a self-sufficient with the mission to study the lake and its surroundings. At the same time, the Desalination Centre with its Pipelines will connect the Atlantic Ocean and Lake. Water from the ocean will be treated and redistributed as fresh water for people consumption and mineralised water to regenerate the Lake. LAGOS'S WOODEN TOWER AMONG 5 OF 2016'S BEST AFRICAN PROJECTS Ranked 5 Of 2016’s Very Best African Architecture Projects By Worldbuild 365 February 15, 2017 We are glad to announced Lagos's Wooden Tower in Lagos (Nigeria) amoung the 5 of 2016’s very best African architecture projects by Thanks to follow us worldbuild 365. ​ ​ LIPS BENCH - HAPPY VALENTINE DAY Our Design Product To Share With Your Friends February 13, 2017 A special Gift for you LAGOS'S WOODEN TOWER PUBLISHED ON AFRICAN DESIGN MAGAZINE Publication On The Magazine - February Edition 2017 February 01, 2017 We are glad to announced the project " LAGOS'S WOODEN TOWER" has been published by African Design Magazine (P40-45). Thank to Gregg Cocking and team For theirs Good Jobs. The process behind "Lagos's Wooden Tower" of has been revealed to the worldwide Thanks to follow us #PlanB ​ African Design Magazine LAGOS'S WOODEN TOWER Shortlisted - Plan B - City Above The City - Competition November 08, 2016 HKA with the project Lagos's Wooden Tower has been shortlisted to Plan B: The City Above The City, an international competition organised by Metsä Wood. With the aim to enhanced wood material for the next generation of buildings in lagos (Nigeria) the most populate city in africa, our design want to be the only one of its kind in this country, driven by smart and sustainable architecture. We are glad to have been published on several platforms including but not limited to these links: Livin Spaces DesignBoom Metsä Wood CTBUH Global News Techitt Future Architecture Platform Architizer LECTURE AT EAMAU (ECOLE AFRICAINE DE L'ARCHITECTURE ET DE L'URBANISME) Invite For A Lecture - Theme: Student Tools & Research December 09, 2016 Hermann Kamte was a lecturer at EAMAU. The Presentation focused on "Student, Tools & Research" and the process behind the project Lagos's Wooden Tower has been explained. E-CANVAS WINS TAW COMPETITION 2016 - EXHIBITION First Prize - Tirana Architecture Week 2016 - Transformations That Matter - Competition October 21, 2016 In october 14th, HKA won the first place at the TAW competition 2016. The final exhibition of the winners, honorable mentions and best projects took place in Destil Tirana from the 18th at the 20th October. "E-CANVAS is an ecological project with the goal to change the hub without any big transformation of existing layout. The aim is to involve lifestyle of people by a sum of little small actions on the Hub. People may see their life change after each action." The jury appreciated the deep analytical approach aiming to propose a strong and simple context-related strategy. ​ Tirana Architecture Week 2016 AFRICAN MUSEUM OF ART & ARCHITECTURE First Prize In Its Jury - Hermann Kamte - Master Thesis July 08, 2016 The twenty-first century is maybe the starting of the golden age of African peoples. An observation shows that this growth is inevitably accompanied by an advanced disappearance of its cultural identity in favour of the globalisation. So, what legacy for the next generation? Deprive man of its culture is like to separate it from his human nature. Today, urgency is to preserve millennia of history and civilisation. Industrial and mechanical society will carry a population emptied of all its essence and its fundamentals. What should be important to protect? The useful or the pleasant? Immortal or vanity? How to enhance the development in the respect of cultural diversity? The ‘African Museum of Art and History’ offers the whole African culture into a unique space; a country which focuses all the cultural diversity of Africa on a single territory ‘Cameroon’. ​ The project of museum turn around three main keys words: Nature, Architecture and Sculpture. These are the federative ideas. The concepts are biomimicry and sacred wood.. HEDZRANAWE CLINIC First Prize Jury - Heathcare Facilities - Resarch Project - Lome In Togo August 19, 2015 In the quarter of Hedzranawe at a few kilometres of Lome (Togo), we propose a clinic to contribute to the health domain. This school is created in the wish to help the community and eventually reinvent healthcare building. The project wants to change the lifestyle of people. In Togo, there's a lack of medical facilities and that is why I nourish an interest in this topic. But now, how to process? ​ Firstly, a clinic should guarantee fluidity and best communication system between its whole functions. The structure may be sustainable and safe. Then, highlights aspects such as thermal and acoustic comfort, relaxation spaces, social gathering are become the priority near it first definition to treat people. ​ Design is inspired by local architecture, but we also add another touch into shape composition. Eventually, number of floor was limited to respect the neighbouring and the surrounding landscape. The result is, volume follows the context and the land. STAIR DESIGN Publication On : The Trace The Evolution Of Staircase Design - Eestairs November 01, 2015 Today, with the process used for construction and design, wood is Mother Nature fingerprints in our buildings. These Mother Nature's fingerprints in our projects connect us to nature into the artificial built environment. The design of the stairs needs to provide an emotional response by it function, beauty and aesthetics. ​ The industry of design offers a variety of different stairs which can be made by wood material. The main idea is to produce something transparent, simple and functional that is easy to install. The stairs is produce as individual little stairs to the bottom from the top. All these pieces of stairs are similar. ​ We believe that if we cut down a tree to turn it into something as a design, we have to honour that tree's life and make it as beautiful as you possibly can. This is the combination of natural materials, transparent process, lightness, elegance and emotional design. BALUSTRADE DESIGN Publication On : The Trace The Evolution Of Staircase Design - Eestairs November 01, 2015 Today a variety of different balustrade can be made with the process used for manufacturing. For this challenge, we explore possibility of metal strip. .Firstly we choose to create a process which is so easily adaptable, repeatable, efficient and available for mass customisation and consumption. The resulting balustrade is really interesting, elegant and beauty. From some angles they look quite nice and from others they appear slim. The designs are examples of metal strip manufacturing process. ​ The shape is inspired from Purist architecture with straight lines, lightness, softness and simplicity. There is a flat steel bar on top, left, right and bottom. The oblique straight lines are made by tensile cables or rods. These cables create visual effects and beautiful aesthetic with surrounding. LONDON BAY Criticism - When The Critic Refuses Its Own Critic - A Folly For London- Garden Bridge September 21, 2015 In 2015, we have been participate to “a folly for London competition” a contest organised by A Folly For London; a platform for articles and public engagement regarding the issues underlying the proposed Garden Bridge in central London which launched with a free-to-enter and open-to-all satirical competition for architecture of the absurd.​This means, the main goal of competition was essentially focus around criticism. And then the principal question was: “is London really needs the garden bridge proposed by Thomas Heatherwick considering the supposed cost of design, construction, maintenance?” or is this project absurd? At this time, the citric around the engagement of the city through this project was open. But, the result was, our project has been banished and removed to the entries by the organisers because “our critic was in favour of the new vision of London, the possibility of a city which evolves regardless money but focus on wellbeing of people. The garden bridge is one of the important solutions among the possible sustainable design for future of London”. ​ PANDORA'S BOX PUBLISHED ON UNBELIEVABLE CHALLENGE BOOK Ruukki Logistic Centre At Oulu - Unbelievable Challenge June 25, 2015 Pandora's Box is interested in the problem of the ideal space favourable to the development of intellectual activity (creative world), Economic and Industrial (partners and clients). Pandora's Box is divided into several themes so three: Relationships between space, architecture and city: there must be a bridge between the architectural work and the city, taking into account the history because the project site is an area of high socio cultural influences social and professional. Relations between man, space and environment: It is appropriate to integrated into the project another connotation, it is not only to produce functional dimension, but it must produce life in the sense of ideal work space conviviality, dialogue between users and between users and the workspace. Relationships between architectural work and health of the planet: A special emphasis is integrated into the project on sustainable development "act locally to influence the global world." the current climate crisis encourages maximum use of passive energy to enhance the comfort of the living spaces. LUCY HOUSE Commisionned To Design A Tiny Home In Yaounde Cameroon August 14, 2015 Lucy is an open space where architecture, Human and nature communicate in perpetual motion, in a cycle, in a symbiosis. This communication is only possible when taking into account sensitive factors in the design of the project. We must study the life cycles of the project, the conditions of well-being of the occupant and the sensitivity degree of the site, the nature of the landscape. We just only design space but also its container. We have created this space by simulating a family of permanent residents and which can accommodate the visit. Needs were assessed through the daily routines activities (eat-sleep-work-relax-shower). To transform our site and highlight our project, we favoured some daily routines (sleep and relax); THE PYRAMID FOR THE MUSEUM OF SCIENCE FICTION Proposal Of Pyramid - MOSF December 13, 2014 The project is located in the great city of Washington DC. ​ Today, the influence of science fiction has revolutionized the arts, It is now part of a lifestyle. More than culture, science fiction has become a way of life. The project is inspired by the pyramids of Egypt, the guardian of the tradition of the Pharaohs and prestigious symbol of the history of mankind, More than a place of enjoyment, education for visitors, it provides brightly feelings and lively emotions. ​ ASTEROIDEA - FLOATING CITY Preselected - Foundation Jacques Rougerie December 11, 2014 The man's action has continued to exert great pressure on nature. This action is more and more growing and is partly responsible for global warming. Possible melting polar ice caps, essential reserve of fresh water will have a major impact on the oceans level. This mounted estimated by the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) in the order of 20 to 90 cm for 2100. This crisis invites us to propose an alternative solutions for more than 9 billion human beings or in 2030, the potential climate refugees. ​ Then, what sustainable and efficient solutions will we consider for the future? ​ Asteroidea is an amphibian city to meet the Challenges of rising sea levels. Our Ecopolis, Hydropolis is the "optimal self-sufficient" in various everyday sectors (energy, food, economy, etc.). Aquatic city offers an alternative to climate refugees and preservation the environment. ELLIPSOID CONSERVATORY Shortlisted - David Salisbury Competition - The Future Of The Conservatory June 13, 2014 The conservatory is a concept of India and the Middle East arrived in Europe through multiple trips explorers in the late 18th century. Today, the conservatory has a very particular role in the lives of families across the world.The use of the conservatory has evolved significantly over time. Today the conservatory is considered: A full modern space for a house; A relaxation area, a reception area for visitors; A nice space to enjoy the summer sun and protected from the cold winter; ​Since his arrival in Europe, the design of the porch on the spatial dimension has not advanced as uses dedicated to this space. Here, When we look at the chronological evolution of the conservatory and various models designed and regularly known form (completed) for families, we question about his perception. ​ ​What is the future of the conservatory for us, contemporary? ​The originality of our project is to revitalize the conceptual design of the conservatory: Ellipsoid conservatory. RIPPED BOX Finalist - DIA Summer Pavilion - N°370 May 14, 2014 Ripped box is inspired by the Rubik's Cube (game), geometric puzzle in three dimensions consists of small cubes. The ultimate purpose of Ripped box is to continue two major objectives, produce a new sensation around the eyes of visitors and approach another dimension of the gaze on the architectural composing of a work. Summer is a particularly exulting period during the year. This is the season with the longest and most beautiful day. Summer is the fruiting period for most plants and the holidays especially for people. It can therefore be seen as a metaphor for a prosperous period, Please reload

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