Olajumoke Adenowo. Neo Heritage: Defining Contemporary African Architecture (Hardcover)

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Description



This book showcases the unique vision and work of Olajumoke Adenowo, hailed as "Africa’s starchitect" and Africa's most influential female architect.


Olajumoke Adenowo is a renowned Nigerian architect who heads her own architecture and interior design firm, AD Consulting, which she founded in Lagos in 1994. A gifted student, at the age of 14 she enrolled at Obafemi Awolowo University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Honours Architecture) by the age of 19, and then completed her Master of Science (Architecture) in 1991.

Adenowo's intense interest in architecture and design emerged from her visits to Europe and throughout the world with her parents as a young child, as well as while living on campus at the Obafemi Awolowo University in the ancient city of Ile-Ife in Osun State, Nigeria, where her parents were professors. Having adopted a global perspective from an early age but firmly rooted in her heritage throughout her career, she is uniquely positioned to directly cultivate the kind of best practice African contemporary architecture that leverages ancestral knowledge and methods from within the continent itself.

Adenowo’s thesis of “Neo-Heritage” envisions a new ideation framework which leverages on African heritage design principles that will contribute to international solutions in the field of architecture.

About the Author


Olajumoke Adenowo is a multiple award-winning architect who has been described by CNN and The Guardian as "Africa's starchitect”. She has her own boutique architecture and interior design firm, AD Consulting in Lagos, and she regularly lectures on global aesthetics, gender issues, women's empowerment, and African entrepreneurial leadership.

Praise For…


"Star architect Olajumoke Adenowo explores the role African design plays in the field of architecture globally in her debut book, Neo Heritage. Each chapter gives an exclusive look into the vision and work of one of Africa's most prolific female architects." —VERANDA


Product Details
ISBN: 9788891836168
ISBN-10: 8891836168
Publisher: Rizzoli
Publication Date: June 13th, 2023
Pages: 256
Language: English