1966 - (Dar es-Salam, Tanzania). He established his own firm Adjaye Associates in London in the year 2000.
“The acropolis of consumerism.” This was the media’s pronouncement on opening day, in 1982, of an eight-floor bulk raised on an entire block between Beverly Hills and West Hollywood, and which has since provided Angelenos with high-end stores, popula
Two volumes, one imaginary and one real, constitute the villa. The imaginary one is a bamboo forest, planted on a square plot, through which the path leading to the house runs. The second is the house itself, a sixty meter long parallelepiped raised
Used to visiting architecture exhibitions in which buildings are interpreted through plans, drawings and models, the organizers of this event – CIPEA, China International Practical Exhibition of Architecture – tried to make a change and show building
To make culture and education accessible to as many people as possible is the principal objective pursued with the construction of the second of a series of innovative service buildings which will be incorporated into some local centers of the United
Attracted by relatively low prices, there are many artists who have moved to London’s East End in the last years. Installed in old industrial buildings, they have replaced – within the sheds themselves – this industrial typology with a new one that c
The east end is one of the London quarters where the old factory constructions coexist with rows of Victorian houses and apartments of the sixties whose low prices have attracted both emigrants and artists. A couple of this last group whose loft had
Since he set up his studio in 2000, David Adjaye has produced works grounded on memory and social commitment, and though most of his projects of consequence – such as the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washingt
The architect David Adjaye discusses his plans for an institution to house the looted treasures on their to return to Nigeria. In 1897, the British Army violently raided Benin City in what is now Nigeria, seizing thousands of priceless artifacts know
Soon after completing the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C., David Adjaye has carried the day over 92 others in the competition for the UK National Holocaust Memorial in London. The monument will
The triumph of Trump was no less a surprise than Obama’s four years ago. That Americans have handed power to a foul-mouthed and potentially dangerous magnate is as unbelievable as was their electing a Kenyan Muslim’s son four years ago, even though h
A lo largo de una década, David Adjaye ha viajado por 53 capitales africanas; fruto de este singular periplo, el siguiente relato da cuenta de la fértil diversidad de la arquitectura del continente.
In a London experiencing a once in a century restructuring, with the transformation of a succession of run down inner city slums from Clerkenwell to Hoxton into desirable urban neighbourhoods which have followed each other in quick succession to stak