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November 27, 2013

Architecture, Tools & People

contributor: Rob Goodier, Charles Newman

The architect Charles Newman has spent the last several years wandering Central and East Africa building and renovating schools, libraries, kitchens and other structures, often with a camera in hand. He has shared this collection of his photos of architecture and construction, tools, crafts and people from Kenya to Congo.

Newman recently took a position as the Kenya Country Director for the Kounkuey Design Initiative where he works in Kibera, Nairobi’s largest slum. You can follow him on Twitter and Instagram via @Afritekt, or read his blog,

Brick Throw | Usalama, Kenya | 2009

Suspiscious Mug | Usalama, Kenya | 2010

Guitar and a Smoke | Usalama, Kenya | 2010

Bottle Cap Paint | Loita, Kenya | 2011

Hammer Weld | Kibwezi Kenya | 2012

Congo – Rwanda | Bukavu, DRC | 2012

Bulletstones | Minova, DRC | 2012

Afri-Deco | Bukavu, DRC | 2012

Afri-Deco 2 | Bukavu, DRC | 2012

Six Square | Cizi, DRC | 2013

Plaster Beam | Walungu, DRC | 2012

Cool-chitecture | Mwenga, DRC | 2013

Fundi Saw | Minova, DRC | 2013

Congo Djembe | DRC | 2013

Jikos | Nairobi, Kenya | 2013


Concrete Line

tags : architecture, Architecture tools, Charles Newman, Congo, Kenya

Rob Goodier

Charles Newman

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