Chipakata Children’s Academy: Designed to make a difference


The Chipakata Children’s Academy is a new primary school in Zambia, Africa built as the first initiative of the 14+ Foundation, a New York City-based non-profit organisation established by Joseph Mizzi and Nchimunya Wulf. The design for the school has realized the Foundation’s mission to develop, build and operate schools and orphanages in rural African communities.

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Anything Butts at Milan Design Week: Design, technology and sustainability


As part of Design week in the historic neighbourhood of Duomo Milan, the courtyard of the 18th century Palazzo Clerici is hosting a pavilion by iQOS ™ cleverly titled ‘Anything Butts’. ARCHITECTEM explored the exhibit with its designers. Ayesha Sabri presents her account and details of the installation.

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eL Seed’s latest Urban Art: A shift in ‘Perception’


Born to Tunisian parents in the suburbs of Paris, eL Seed is a ‘calligraffiti’ artist using intricate composition in his work to call not only on the words and their meaning, but also on their movement to lure viewers into a different state of mind. Rehab Butt takes a closer look at one his recent pieces of work on an urban scale that highlights a prevalent social issue through his characteristic peaceful yet powerful expression.

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Cimitero Monumentale: A spatial archive of Architectural histories


Centuries of architectural history can be collapsed into and experienced through the agency of a singular ambulatory experience. More surprising than this assertion is the unexpected set of places where this can occur. The Cimitero Monumentale di Milano – the Monumental Cemetery of Milan – is indeed one such condition, one of the largest cemeteries in the city and a point of interest for many. Architect Carlo Maciachini, whose personal style is associated with the eclectic period of Milanese architecture, poured his design energies into this project in 1866.

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Graphic London: streetscape a microcosm of the vibrant metropolis

This is the first of a continuing series of posts, showcasing design vignettes, bold compositions, and graphic imagery that celebrate Urban London. An inventory of dynamic snapshots cataloging a narrative of everyday moments; streetscape a microcosm of the vibrant metropolis.


“It’s brilliant, you can’t ever get bored of London cos even if you live here for like a hundred and fifty years you still won’t ever know everything about it. There’s always something new. Like, you’re walking round somewhere you’ve known since you was born and you look up and there’s an old clock on the side of a building you never seen before, or there’s a little gargoyley face over a window or something. Don’t you think it’s cool?”

― Richard RiderNo Beginning, No End

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