Kenya Social Housing

PROJECT SUMMARY This social housing development model is designed to change a common view on social housing blocks, mostly associated with dull and grey shades. The bright and cheerful colours of the buildings make it quite a vibrant development. Aimed to be realized in order to ease a shortage of housing in Kenya, this urban…

OPI

PROJECT SUMMARY This project is our first real estate investment under the “Rethinking Rebuilding” program, the main concept of which is to “rethink” old obsolete buildings, redesigning and regenerating them from architectural and economic point of view. In this way we want to make our contribution to the urban land shortage problem. The original building…

BAKU URBAN REGENERATION

DRA&U in collaboration with Union of Architects of Azerbaijan has launched a cooperation agreement on the redevelopment of the historic district of Baku city defined between Azerbaijan Avenue, Mirza Aga Aliyev, Nabat Ashrubekov and Nizami streets.

TURKISTAN MEDIA CENTER

PROJECT SUMMARY The winner of "Turkistan Architect Awards" in Media Center category, this project seeks to create a high-tech building complex for media, tracing the evolution of Islamic architecture elements to their modern interpretation; its intention is to establish a dynamic center designed for editing and transmitting accurate information simultaneously contributing to the cultural development…

DRA&U wins International competition

DRA&U has won the International competition “Turkistan Architect Awards” in the “Media Center” category. Turkistan Media Center was inspired by authentic architecture of Turkistan, tracing the evolution of Islamic architecture elements to its contemporary interpretation. Considering as starting point a rectangular prism, we studied its creative transformations through a focus on the ‘arch’  as the…

KENYA AFFORDABLE HOUSING

PROJECT SUMMARY The proposed project comprise an urban development model which is aimed at being realized in Kenya in order to provide affordable housing solutions to the population of the country. The outcome of an in-depth study on housing production, materials and construction methods in Kenya is that residential masterplan developed on a site of…