Wednesday, September 10, 2008


Architect Africa is a news and information network for the African Built Environment according to their website. Their goals include "...

1. To be the best African Built Environment News & Information Network on the Internet.
2. To provide full and free access to our systems to all visitors and users.
3. To publish from the fastest and most reliable servers and delivery network available.

Saturday, September 06, 2008

Palmyra House

Inhabitat says "...Pitched as having over 800 uses, the Palmyra Palm (or Borassus) is recognized as one of the most important trees in Cambodia and India. Earlier this year, Indian born architect Bijoy Jain of Studio Mumbai illustrated the ecological potential of the palm when he designed and built the beautiful Palmyra House. Constructed entirely from locally sourced and sustainably harvested palmyra, the home is sited on a working coconut plantation in the East Indian coastal town of Alibaug..."

Photos courtesy of inhabitat