African Design Magazine December 2015 - Page 94

Architect profile Kampala International School Uganda (KISU), Kampala, Uganda 94 residential, hotel and retail Projects throughout the region. convivial climate and developing the use of locally available materials and skills. What about African design inspires you? The majority of recent developments in the East African regions provide little inspiration, largely imitations of ‘international’ style buildings that are inappropriate for the context and climate. What inspires FBW is the constant experiments of different responses available to utilize the Where do you see African architecture going in the next decade? FBW Group is taking the lead in maintaining responsive architectural design; hopefully developers will see the benefits of reducing their reliance on importing construction materials and instead embrace local and sustainable solutions. AD