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Old March 15th, 2017, 10:34 PM   #41
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There are a lot of private sector run places in Nairobi....... that the city govt, natl govt and the rest of the private sector can borrow a leaf from.





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Old March 15th, 2017, 10:37 PM   #42
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Old March 15th, 2017, 10:39 PM   #43
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Old March 15th, 2017, 10:42 PM   #44
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cant we have vegatation like the karen one all over nairobi , when i pass through eastlands , kitengela and ur way out nairobi before thika my heart bleeds
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Old March 15th, 2017, 10:44 PM   #45
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Exactly and those are just a few projects where they've taken design, landscaping and planning seriously.....and its clearly not about the money, the county and natl govt is spending billions on projects and getting a fraction of the quality in some cases.

Why not have a well qualified small board consisting of top architects, planners and landscapers that oversees the general quality of both public and private projects before they're approved.
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Old March 16th, 2017, 09:33 AM   #46
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True, Khaliweed are you still in Luanda?
Yes Sir. Still in Luanda
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Old March 16th, 2017, 10:53 AM   #47
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Karen is a beautiful spacious course, I wonder why they had to move the open to muthaiga this year
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Old March 16th, 2017, 04:49 PM   #48
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I suppose the same reason that the US and British opens are rotated to various golf courses within their respective countries... Broadcast and bidding wars/rights + it adds a new element of play that is different from the previous year
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Old March 16th, 2017, 05:47 PM   #49
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Don't know why KGU stick to those two. Windsor would be a good change for once.
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I don't like this thread. It's a "let's feel down and how bad we are and how others are so much better thread".
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I don't like this thread. It's a "let's feel down and how bad we are and how others are so much better thread".

Nothing wrong with learning from others.
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Old March 17th, 2017, 06:34 AM   #52
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I don't like this thread. It's a "let's feel down and how bad we are and how others are so much better thread".
I think it reminds us that we haven't got the best and for me it also reminds me that as much as we're developing there are other people doing better for their money and we should also strive for more. Cleanliness being an example.
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I think it reminds us that we haven't got the best and for me it also reminds me that as much as we're developing there are other people doing better for their money and we should also strive for more. Cleanliness being an example.
And also a testament that we are not ignorant, we know what we want: the best.
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Old March 17th, 2017, 08:15 AM   #54
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This is an example of what order is all about. Scenes of Eastlands, Kibera, Kitengela and other wretched of the earth places are epitomes of disorder and breakdown of the law.
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The High Rises Coming Up In Upper Hill are World Class

But the low rises could do with a little inspiration from Sandton, SA

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Having been in Sandton a few days ago, I noticed that the buildings under construction (as can be seen in these images) have their cladding put up as the construction is ongoing. In Kenya, cladding seems to wait until the structural stuff is completed (Prism or Britam Towers). Is there a reason Kenya would be doing it differently?
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Having been in Sandton a few days ago, I noticed that the buildings under construction (as can be seen in these images) have their cladding put up as the construction is ongoing. In Kenya, cladding seems to wait until the structural stuff is completed (Prism or Britam Towers). Is there a reason Kenya would be doing it differently?


I just found pics of The Shard and The Gherkin during construction and it seems like they too had cladding put up as construction was going on. Cladding for the One World Trade Centre and the Burj Khalifa, however, seem to have been put up when the structure was completed. I wonder how they decide when to do cladding.
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Incidentally I asked and answered the same question in the Prism thread last year...

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However, I wonder why most Cast in Place (CIP) buildings in Kenya don't do this, since this building method affords the ability to add cladding once the floor is formed.

Typically, the cladding is added once the floor is cured, therefore in a lot of CIP building elsewhere, the cladding is in place ~5-7 floors below the floor being cast above (depending on the speed of construction). Thus, the building is finished must faster, the interior floors are less vulnerable to the weather elements since they are protected by the cladding, and the use of cranes, which are usually rented/leased, can be utilized much quicker thus saving money....

So in this case while casting floor 34, the cladding would already be up to floor 28-30, and the building much nearer to completion.
It still boggles my mind that local contractors almost always wait to complete superstructure before the start the cladding. So much time can be saved by concurrently doing the cladding. I hope this won't be the practice, when the truly tall buildings - Hass et.al - kick off.

Incidentally, the prism buildings hasn't even been clad, since I wrote that message
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Old March 22nd, 2017, 04:03 PM   #58
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Here's a tweet by Calestous Juma on a building in China built in just over 90hrs. I couldn't post the gif
https://twitter.com/calestous/status/844510404785160193
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Old April 18th, 2017, 05:50 PM   #59
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This is a new recently open science center at Northeastern University in Boston.

I like this building because it shows that we can achieve a balance of glass and terracotta. Which Kenyan architects should try to emulate. And our materials sector start creating similar high quality furnishes and glass.


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Old April 18th, 2017, 06:57 PM   #60
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NU's new interdisciplinary building might be my favorite new mid-rise building in the US leave alone Boston.. Love the exterior, and the interior is functional, expansive and well put together:



Notice how the building has been designed to utilize as much of the natural light as possible.

I really hope the local universities can emulate such architecture sometime soon. USIU while generic, did an admirable jobs with some of their newer buildings. The likes of JKUAT and the rest are failing miserably.
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