African Metropolitan Architecture

David Adjaye


  • Rizzoli
  • New York
  • 2011
  • English
  • Hardcover
  • 568 pages


The architecture and built environment of African cities are documented in groundbreaking photographs by acclaimed architect David Adjaye. David Adjaye is renowned for his highly acclaimed buildings in Europe and the United States. Of Tanzanian descent but raised and educated in London, he has found endless inspiration for his modern buildings in Africa. This book is the culmination of a personal quest--a decadelong project to document the built environment of every major African city.


Africa's cities are as absorbing as the bush... African Metropolitan Architecture is an invaluable reference. - Time Magazine


David Adjaye is the principal of Adjaye Associates, London, New York, and Berlin. Considered one of the most important architects of his generation, David Adjaye is lauded for high-profile buildings such as the Nobel Peace Pavilion in Oslo, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver, and the recent competition-winning design for the Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington D.C.