David Adjaye unveils designs for National Cathedral in Ghana

March 7, 2018 by  
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In celebration of Ghana’s 61st year of independence, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo revealed designs for a National Cathedral of Ghana to be built in Accra. The government appointed David Adjaye to design the project, a Ghanian British architect of Adjaye Associates who rose to international prominence for his work on the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. The multi-faith landmark will be a multifunctional space home to Africa’s first Bible Museum and Documentation Center as well as venue for presidential inaugurations and state funerals. The new National Cathedral will be built on a 15-acre landscaped site next to Osu Cemetery. Envisioned by Adjaye as a “physical embodiment of unity, harmony and spirituality,” the multi-faith building will house a series of grand chapels , baptistery, two-story 5000-seat auditorium, music school, central hall, choir facilities, art gallery, retail, and other multipurpose space. The building’s adornments and furnishings will be designed in collaboration with Ghanaian and African artists. Related: National Museum of African American History and Culture opens in Washington, DC A new ceremonial route and landscape will link the Cathedral to prominent Accra landmarks including Independence Square, the State House, and Africa Unity Circle. “It is an immense honour to be granted the opportunity to contribute something of this scale and import to my home country,” said Adjaye. “I have sought to craft a building that not only understands its landscape but one that will be unique to Accra and the Ghanaian Nation.” + Adjaye Associates Via ArchDaily Images via Adjaye Associates

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David Adjaye Unveils Striking Carbon Negative Building For Silk Weavers in Varanasi, India

June 14, 2013 by  
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Architect David Adjaye recently unveiled plans for a new solar-powered building for silk weavers  in Varanasi, India. Clothing brand Maiyet partnered with non-profit organization Nest to commission the facility, which was designed to preserve the tradition and cultural treasures of the region. The daylit, open-space community center will provide locals with clean water, green energy and training. Read the rest of David Adjaye Unveils Striking Carbon Negative Building For Silk Weavers in Varanasi, India Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “solar energy” , David Adjaye , India , India green building , India silk , luxury clothing India , Maiyet , Nest Guild , silk weaving India , silk weaving Varanasi , solar panels , Solar Power , textile India , Varanasi , Varanasi weavers David Adjaye        

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Adjaye Associates’ William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Library Responds to a Hilly Site in Washington, DC

December 12, 2012 by  
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Hines Real Estate Breaks Ground on Nation’s Largest Carbon-Neutral Building

December 12, 2012 by  
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To create a true net-zero building , one that literally generates as much or more energy than it consumes, is no easy task. Still, it’s a task that makes good business sense. After all, buildings consume a huge amount of energy, which cuts into profit margins. This simple equation finally hit home with  Hines , the international real estate firm, and equity partner J.P. Morgan Asset Management. The two are partnering to build a new 13-story, 415,000-square-foot building at La Jolla Commons in San Diego that will become the nation’s largest carbon-neutral office building to date. Read the rest of Hines Real Estate Breaks Ground on Nation’s Largest Carbon-Neutral Building Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: carbon-neutral , commercial building , Green Building , Hines , La Jolla Commons II , net zero , real estate

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Adjaye Associate’s LEED Silver Francis Gregory Library Opens in Washington, DC

August 2, 2012 by  
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David Adjaye’s African-American Smithsonian Museum Breaks Ground This Week

February 21, 2012 by  
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Newt Gingrich Says You Can’t Put A Gun Rack on a Chevy Volt

February 21, 2012 by  
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Yesterday we brought you news that Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum was angry with President Obama for putting “Earth above man” and today we’ve got more environmental jibber-jabber from another Republican contender, Newt Gingrich . At a recent rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the former senator told the crowd : “Let me start from a simple premise that Oklahomans will understand: you cannot put a gun rack in a Volt.” He then went on to say, “there’s no reason we couldn’t have a stable price around $2 or $2.50,” per gallon of gasoline by “drowning demand in supply.” Needless to say, we’re more than a bit baffled by Gingrich’s statements. Besides the fact that you actually can put a gun rack on a Chevy Volt — not that we think you should — Newt’s efficient-vehicle diss just doesn’t make much sense, considering his political leanings. The  Chevy Volt is a vehicle made by America’s biggest automaker on United States soil by American workers that helps get this great country off its addiction to risky foreign oil and out of our currently still unhappy economic situation. Plus, “drowning” the oil market in the United States with “supply” would necessitate buying more of that risky foreign oil everyone wants us to leave behind. So, we’re left wondering where exactly he’s going with this reasoning. Read the rest of Newt Gingrich Says You Can’t Put A Gun Rack on a Chevy Volt Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: chevrolet volt , chevy volt , gingrich energy policies , gm cars , gm vehicles , newt gingrich , newt gingrich energy policies , republican front runners , republican primary , world’s biggest automotive manufacturer

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The DrawBraille Mobile Phone by Shikun Sun is a Super Smartphone for the Blind

February 21, 2012 by  
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It seems these days that everyone is glued to their smartphones and thanks to a new concept design by Shikun Sun, an industrial design student at  Sheffield Hallam University in England, the visually impaired may not need to be left out of this trend. The DrawBraille Mobile Phone is a cell phone that uses a braille board and finger pads that allow the blind to communicate efficiently. And this isn’t any old phone either – the design includes a book reader, text messaging, email, and even music capabilities. Read the rest of The DrawBraille Mobile Phone by Shikun Sun is a Super Smartphone for the Blind Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: blind design , braille design , braille mobile phone , braille phone , braille smart phone , cell phone for the blind , design for the blind , drawbaille , drawbraille mobile phone , gadgets , Technology

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Trunks for Trunks: Buy Underwear and Plant Trees

April 22, 2010 by  
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Story by Katie Leavitt, originally published April 2010 on Tonic.com PACT is offering to plant 20 trees per purchase of each pair of organic cotton underwear in their Green Belt Movement collection.

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