1 Stop Design Build

A full-service design firm, serving all of your design News

Nigerian Studio Contra is in our West African studio series

Olayinka Dosekun-Adjei and Jeffrey Adjei were motivated to establish the Nigerian Studio Contra, their joint practice, in 2016, inspired by a mutual desire to create innovative architecture for African cities. The married couple first met as employees at Sheppard Robson, one of the UK’s most established architecture firms. Dosekun-Adjei, who was raised in Nigeria, and Adjei, a Ghanaian, decided to set up their own studio in Lagos. Drawn to its energy and commercial dynamism, they saw the city as the perfect platform to effect social change and express cultural ideas through design.

Today, the 15-member architecture, interior and urban design practice – part of the Wallpaper* Architects’ Directory 2022 – is in the process of executing a spate of cultural commissions in Kwara, a state in the western region of Nigeria. These include the Ilorin Museum and Garden scheme – a modern update of the old and dilapidated Kwara Museum of Ilorin. The new 35,000 sq ft space will house classical Nigerian sculptures, while the derelict colonial building is to be redeveloped into a café and gift shop.

studio contra's design for red clay villa

Studio Contra’s Red Clay Villa design

(Image credit: press)

West African studios: Studio Contra 

Source link