The practices headed by the Nigerien Mariam Kamara (Atelier Masomi) and the Iranian Yasaman (Studio Chahar) have collaborated in turning an old mosque into a library and community center in the rural village of Dandaji, in Nigeria. The transformation was proposed by members of the community, given the building’s advanced state of dereliction and its incapacity to accommodate the growing population. All the facades have been reconstructed, as with parts of the roof, and the internal structure has been improved. A mezzanine level of wood and metal, meeting spaces, and classrooms were added. The library has been designed to interact with the new mosque in front, also designed by Atelier Masomi. The project is a culture and education hub where the religious and the secular peacefully coexist.
analyzes in each issue a theme related to a city, a country, a tendency or an
architect, with articles by leading specialists complemented by commentary on works
and projects illustrated in detail. Published bilingually, with Spanish and English
texts placed side by side.
covers current topics, taking stock of recent trends in set sections: cover story,
works and projects, art and culture, books, technique and innovation. From 2013
on, monthly and bilingual, with Spanish and English texts printed side by side.
is the third member of the AV family: a bilingual publication essentially focussed
on design projects (with special attention on competitions and construction details),
heretofore only laterally dealt with in the other two magazines.