Social Media Reacts to Design for Proposed School in Malawi as Architectural Brilliance Lights up the Internet

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By Tunde Ososanya

– Photos of a proposed secondary school in Malawi recently caused mixed reactions on social media

– The proposed school is made of wood and straw bales but it speaks of rare architectural brilliance

– It was designed by Nuru Karim and his team at N*des, a Mumbai-based architecture firm

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Architectural design for a proposed secondary school in Malawi has got people talking on social media after some images were shared by a Nigerian lady named Uduak Ekpedeme.

Ekpedeme wrote:

“This is a secondary school in Malawi and it’s made from wood and straw bales, designed by Nuru Karim and co.

“It is such a beautiful example of what African architecture should look like.”

A quick search by Legit.ng indicated that the secondary school has not yet been built after an architecture firm released details of the proposed institution in 2019.

Nigerian man wows social media with amazing architectural design as he shares photos of building project

Social Media Reacts to Design for Proposed School in Malawi as Architectural Brilliance Lights up the Internet

Photos of the design were shared on social media by a Nigerian lady. Photo credit: @theshortiesalon

Nigerians on social media soon flooded the comment section of Uduak’s post to share their thoughts on the design.

Tweep with the handle @saxxone wrote:

“Why should African architecture be wood based? All of the countries we look up to started with primitive materials too and have found new ways to solve architectural problems. Why do we have to go back to the past? Why can’t we make our future?”

@flow_dey said:

“So you lot really think architects and engineers would not take fire hazards and all other safety protocols into consideration?”

@Supreme_imperio commented:

“Imagine the number of trees you cut down to achieve this. I thought we trying to save mother nature.”

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