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Lagos Most Beautiful Building – Kingsway Tower

On my last visit to Lagos, Nigeria, I came across what I would call the most beautiful building in Lagos. It is located at Alfred Rewane Street, Ikoyi. It is popularly called the Kingsway Tower. While approaching the building through the popular Falomo Bridge, I was greeted by its large curvilinear, intricately detailed shading device suspended on its curtain walls…

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You Think You Know But You Don’t – Wrong Building Nomenclature

We are very familiar with a lot of buildings and the colloquial names people often call them. What if I tell you that most of those names are either incorrect or partially correct, for example, duplex. Duplex is the most notorious in this list as the word has different meanings in different parts of the world. Learn the right nomenclature…

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How To Make Buildings Disability Friendly – 6 Easy Ways

A Lot of us may have heard that the Discrimination against Persons with Disabilities (Prohibition) Act has been signed into law in Nigeria. Which stipulates that it is now an offense to discriminate against People Living With Disability (PLWD). Thus, giving rise to the question; how can we make buildings disability-friendly? Certainly, you and I don't set out to discriminate…

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10 Super Cool Gadgets For Architects

Architecture is a profession of gadgets. These gadgets help us effectively execute our works and fulfill our tasks. This is a list of 10 awesome gadgets for architects, designers and engineers. 1. Laser Measure Bosch laser measureusing a laser measure Laser tape measures are alternatives to traditional metal tape measures; they're used to calculate lengths, widths and heights of up…

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7 Things To Know Before Studying Architecture.

Are you wondering whether you should study architecture? or maybe you are already studying architecture and you have some concerns, then you're at the right place. Most of my blog post are on the awesomeness of Architecture. However, there are a few truth that everyone seeking to study or already studying architecture should know. So let's jump right into it.…

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21 things you can do with an Architecture Degree

How often do you ponder on profitable things you can do with an Architecture Degree? Interestingly there are over 21 things you can do. Most architects as we know are very creative individuals who thrive in creative environments, however, architecture is more than the Creative it also requires knowledge in the Theoretical and Practical, therefore, it is within these 3…

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The King And Queen Of Ozumba: Civic Center and tower, Lagos

Late in february, on my visit to Lagos, I stumbled on a building off Ozumba Mbadiwe street on Victoria Island, Lagos. It was the Civic centre and tower. King of Ozumba. I was coming down Ademola Adetokunbo street towards ozumba.  Then I encountered this seemingly masculine, stout looking, box-like multistory building. It had delicately detailed crown. I couldn’t but ask…

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