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Architecture in Nairobi


I went to Nairobi for the first time earlier this year. The first the thing I noticed were the grim outlines of the Marabou Storks. The second thing I noticed were the blue windows.

I don’t know if it’s custom tinted glass or whether the local factory is still working towards transparency.  But I haven’t seen windows like these before.

I always like to see iconic styles emerge that aren’t linked to tradition. If it proliferates, I think these windows could become a defining feature of Nairobi.

Quest for the best-looking house in Bellville

What does an iconic Bellville house look like?

I walked around one day in 2010 taking pictures of distinctive houses in the Bellville neighbourhood between Voortrekker Rd , Durban Rd , Bill Bezuidenhout Ave. and the N1.

I photographed these 23 house. Which one do you like most?