African Design Magazine November 2015 - Page 84

TOSIN OSHINOWO Ayo Denton from Future Lagos headed to Tosin Oshinowo’s design studio to have a chat about upcoming projects and grand architecture in Lagos 84 parents made emotional investments, building houses in the village, I call Why architecture, what is your them emotional because as of today story? they are still not occupied. I remember These are the kind of questions I would when the drawings were brought home imagine they would ask when you are in I was the only one who could pick your 50’s, when you have time to reflect my room from the plan. And I used to over your life’s achievements. follow my dad to the sites. I had always My story is very simple I didn’t really been very good at art and technical have a plan B, whilst doing my A ‘levels drawing in school. So when I look back I was told most people would not end at my year book I discover I am the up practicing what they studied at only one who ended up in the university but with the old professions profession I aspired for whilst in like medicine law and architecture secondary school. I am in architecture people tend to still stay within their because of my true love for it. It is profession. also an amazing stepping-stone where you could end up as a I am from Ikorodu and I recall how my creative product designer.