- Photos of a proposed secondary school in Malawi recently caused mixed reactions on social media
- The proposed school is made of wood and straw bales but it speaks of rare architectural brilliance
- It was designed by Nuru Karim and his team at N*des, a Mumbai-based architecture firm
Architectural design for a proposed secondary school in Malawi has got people talking on social media after some images were shared by a Nigerian lady named Uduak Ekpedeme.
"This is a secondary school in Malawi and it's made from wood and straw bales, designed by Nuru Karim and co. It is such a beautiful example of what African architecture should look like."
A quick search by Briefly.co.za indicated that the secondary school has not yet been built after an architecture firm released details of the proposed institution in 2019.
Nigerians on social media soon flooded the comment section of Uduak's post to share their thoughts on the design.
Tweep with the handle @saxxone wrote:
"Why should African architecture be wood based? All of the countries we look up to started with primitive materials too and have found new ways to solve architectural problems. Why do we have to go back to the past? Why can't we make our future?"
"So you lot really think architects and engineers would not take fire hazards and all other safety protocols into consideration?"
"Imagine the number of trees you cut down to achieve this. I thought we trying to save mother nature."
"This is so beautiful but what happens when it rains or the weather gets too hot?"
In other news, Briefly.co.za reported that a Nigerian man, Ali, seems set to take the modelling industry by storm as a Twitter account goes up in his name.
In life, nobody knows what may happen next. Everyone only hopes that things turn out well. For Ali, when he woke up on Thursday, April 1, he never knew his fate would change. Recall that Ali's life took a new turn when he had a chance-meeting with a Lagos-based photographer.
Known as Afolabi Lagos, the creative left social media users stunned after he narrated his encounter with Ali and how he agreed to model for a shoot. Afolabi revealed that while waiting for his model to show up for a shoot, he found Ali sleeping under a bridge and decided to get him to model instead.
Fortune seems to keep smiling at Ali, he has now been set on a path to becoming the next big thing in the runway industry.
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