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Fashion as an Expression of One’s Identity: Designer Zekaryas Solomon

How did Zekaryas Solomon manage to mix architecture with fashion?
How did Zekaryas Solomon manages to mix architecture with fashion? (Photo: http://zekaryassolomon.com)

BY BILLION TEMESGHEN | ERITREA PROFILE

London based Eritrean fashion and interior designer Zekaryas Solomon is a creative mind who strives to find a voice in his works. With an aim of introducing his native country, and its cultural heritage to the world, Zekaryas has made his collections and portfolios of eye catching artistic works widely famed. Continue reading Fashion as an Expression of One’s Identity: Designer Zekaryas Solomon

Asmara: Exploring Eritrea’s UNESCO Certified Art-Deco Wonderland

Italian architects used what had been an amalgamation of highland villages centuries earlier as an ideal blank canvas. Asmara is now Africa’s stunning new UNESCO World Heritage Site.

BY THOMAS MUKOYA | REUTERS

In an often-forgotten corner of the Horn of Africa, Eritrea’s capital boasts one of the world’s finest collections of early 20th-century architecture – with UNESCO awarding it World Heritage Site status earlier this year.

When Italy’s colonial experiment in Eritrea ended in 1941, it left behind an array of Rationalist, Futurist, Art Deco and other Modernist styles in Asmara, a city whose historic heart has changed little since the Italians lived and worked there. Continue reading Asmara: Exploring Eritrea’s UNESCO Certified Art-Deco Wonderland

Asmara Art Deco Exhibition Held in Nairobi

BY EMBASSY MEDIA

Asmara art deco organizers Mr. Christophe and Dr. Conrad, the Arbate Asmara group, staged an exhibition depicting Asmara’s historic and art deco buildings at the grounds of the United Nations Office in Nairobi in collaboration with UNON and the Eritrean Embassy on Monday, April 3rd 2017.

Diplomats, UN officials and Eritreans living in Kenya attended the official opening. Continue reading Asmara Art Deco Exhibition Held in Nairobi

The 2016 RIBA President’s Award for Research Goes to Asmara

“Asmara – Africa’s Modernist City: UNESCO World Heritage Nomination” dossier wins the 2016 RIBA President’s Medal for Research

A collaboration work between Dr. Edward Denison from Bartlett School of Architecture; Medhanie Teklemariam and Dawit Abraha from Asmara Heritage Project won the 2016 RIBA President’s Medal for Research.

By Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA),

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has tonight (6 December 2016) announced the winner of the 2016 RIBA President’s Medal for Research for the best research project, selected from the RIBA President’s Awards for Research, also revealed this evening. Continue reading The 2016 RIBA President’s Award for Research Goes to Asmara

The Historic Perimeter of Asmara and its Modernist Architecture

The Asmara Heritage Project (AHP) is currently preparing an application to UNESCO for the city to be accepted onto the World Heritage List. Asmara already meets 4 out of the ten criterions that are more than enough for the selection. The application will be presented on January 2016 and Asmara will be included on the UNESCO World Heritage List by July 2017. (Photo: Asmara’s Modernist architecture by Dr. Edward Denison)

By UNESCO,

Asmara represents perhaps the most concentrated and intact assemblage of Modernist architecture anywhere in the world. The urban design within the Historic Perimeter has remained untouched since its original implementation and subsequent evolution throughout the 1930s, and the architectural elements exemplify a superlative example of Modernist architecture in a complete urban setting.

These two contiguous and exceptional tangible components have nurtured a unique and distinct intangible social environment founded on Western Modernist design ideals realised in a highland African setting. Continue reading The Historic Perimeter of Asmara and its Modernist Architecture