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In this collection we explore the study of African architecture with its influence to modern architecture and Afro cultural heritage. African Architecture reflects the interaction of environmental factors, such as natural resources, climate and vegetation with the economies and population densities of the continent’s variousregions.

Afrocentric cultural heritage is made up of the practices from generation to generation, and tribal communities. In Southern Africa building traditions dating from prehistoric times survives in the shadow of hight-tech structures, the patterns of building reflex complex cultural overlays and interactions. The main period is best differentiated by the characteristics. building material of their time Small-scale rubblework, used in isolation or with grass and clay, composes the earliest. Shifts in the global market of capital have been accompanied by changes in the manner in which many aspects of culture have been given material expression.

In architecture and urban design, this modernisation has been marked by a directly anti-modernist cultural trajectory by the thrust of post-modernism.This is presented as,inter alia, a response to perceived modernist derelictions: in particular, the purported modernist failure to articulate local senses of identity, to create vernacular ‘places’ to which people are attached rather than universalistic ‘spaces’ which they merely occupy. Post-modernism is offered as an antidote to modernist ills; as a cultural practice that has been scoured of social, utopian, aspirations.

Creative Direction: Samkelo Boyde Xaba @samkeloboyde
Photography: Tatenda Chidora @tatendachidora
Photography Assitant: Mangatsila Hlaise @jinntonic
Assistant: Dineo @bydineo
Models: Tshepang Mokwena Toby@bbydore
Vincent Dibia @vinny.d__