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Building Obsession – 11 Diagonal Street, Johannesburg CBD

11 Diagonal street is popularly known as one of the most idiosyncratic buildings in Johannesburg CBD. Constructed in 1983, it is a 22-storey high rise building with 2 floors below the ground in Diagonal Street, Johannesburg Central Business District. It stands 80metres tall and occupies a floor area of approximately 20,000m². 11 Diagonal Street was […]


Building Obsession: Cliff House, Dakar, Senegal

Living on a cliffside, with a view overlooking the Atlantic Ocean is an experience only a few know, but for the occupants of Cliff House in Senegal, this is a scene they’re all too familiar with. This week’s building obsession is the Cliff House in Dakar, Senegal. Designed by SAOTA Architects and completed in 2011, […]


Building Obsession: Hotel CEIBA

With a land mass of 36,125sq.km and GDP of $1.4bn in 2018, Guinea-Bissau is among the smallest West African countries by land mass and the 3rd smallest in Africa by economic size. The completion of Hotel CEIBA, a luxury 180-key boutique property in the capital Bissau, during 2018, significantly changed the landscape for commercial real […]


Building Obsession : The Villagio Vista, Accra, Ghana

With the use of traditional patterns indigenous to citizens of Ghana, Kente weaving patterns have been used to give The Villagio Vista a bold local identity and it is our building obsession for the week. Located in the highbrow Airport Residential area of Accra, Ghana, The Villagio Vista consists of three towers overlooking a central […]


Building Obsession: Skyline University Tower, Kano (Former Bank of the North)

Originally built as the head office of the Bank of the North, the Skyline University Tower was and still is a depiction of modern architecture from the early days of new Kano. Similar to many old post-independence buildings in Nigeria, this property carries narratives for how and where it was developed and that’s why we […]


Building Obsession: The Leonardo, Sandton South Africa

Talking about living in the sky, the Leonardo, which began construction on November 17, 2015, is a 55-floor mixed-use building standing at 234m(767ft) high, featuring luxury residential apartments, offices, shopping stores, restaurants, and lifestyle recreation areas. The architectural masterpiece located at Maude St, Sandown, Sandton South Africa, currently ranks as the tallest building in Africa, […]


Building Obsession: MichelAngelo Towers, Sandton – South Africa

Located in the heart of Sandton, South Africa, our building obsession for this week is the Michelangelo Towers. The 34-floor building stands high as one of the tallest buildings in South Africa at an approximate height of 145m.    This mixed-use development sits on a footprint of  57,924m² and consists of office, retail and residential […]


Building Obsession – Dyeji Building, Luanda – Angola

This week, we are obsessing over the Dyeji Building, designed by renowned Architecture studio: Costa Lopes.  The Dyeji building is an 8-storey mixed-use building which is part of the Bay of Luanda Parcel 3 development scheme. It is located in the most narrow area of Cape Island, a sandspit – off the shore of Luanda. […]


Building Obsession: Britam Tower, Upper Hill Area, Nairobi – Kenya

Standing at over 200m high, the prismatic Britam Tower is our building obsession of the week. Britam Tower is located in the Upper Hill precinct of Nairobi, Kenya. GAPP Architects & Urban Designers collaborated with Triad Architects to design this building for the British American Insurance Company. Upon completion, it became the tallest skyscraper in […]


Building Obsession: Kings Prism Tower, Upper Hill Area- Nairobi, Kenya

Our Building Obsession for the week is the Kings Prism Tower, a 34-storey prismatic glass facade structure located in the Upper Hill business district area of Nairobi. Kings Prism Tower is one of the tallest buildings in the city standing at 133 meters. Its astounding architectural design appears as a prism stacked upon one another […]


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