When you walk in many cities around the world we all feel inclined to take pictures of the amazing buildings and structures that grace the landscape. At times we know a little bit about the structures based on stories passed on but not many know about the unsung heros who design and bring the story and creation to life.
David Adjaye is one of these unsung heros or shall we say sung heros now, who has been creating some amazing and practical structures since the early 2000s. His practice Adjaye Associates brings together a mix of creative and talented individuals based in the US and London who work painstakingly and diligently to bring creative and amazing buildings to life.
We at viewGhana like to celebrate trending and amazing Ghanaians, so big clap to David Adjaye for being recognized with a Knighthood this May 2017 and well done to his team. All rise Sir David Adjaye.
Projects that Adjaje Associates have worked on
Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture – based in Washington
The National Museum of African American History and Culture is a Smithsonian Institution museum established in December 2003 the new museum building was design in 2016
Latvian Museum of Contemporary Art – Latvia
This cultural building will be the first museum of contemporary art to be built in Latvia since the country gained independence. It will showcase art and visual culture from the Baltic Sea region from the 1960s to the present day.
Sugar Hill Housing project – New York
Conceived as an oasis of stability, learning, and opportunity for children and families in an area where more than 70% of children are born into poverty, the Sugar Hill Project features:
• 124 affordable studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments
• Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling
• 11,000sf Sugar Hill Museum Preschool
• Community art gallery
• Parking garage for residents and community members
• Seasonal green market
If commissioning a whole new building is a bit out your budget but you still want to get some David Adjaye at home why not check out some his creations at Knoll.Where he is the featured designer for a range of furniture
Maybe Adjaye Associates should look at creating a new museum for Ghana?