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Hermann KAMTE

HKA - Hermann Kamte & Associates

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Yaounde, Cameroon
I am a Young Cameroonian Architect passionate about culture and self-taught. Wishing to contribute to the evolution of humanity and especially the practice of architecture in the world and in Africa, I consider the architecture as well as philosophy. Motivated by a deep desire to improve the living conditions of my peers, I nourished the ambition to enjoy the collaboration with professionals of all professions to achieve the common goal of a world each time more and more better than the last.

Lagos's Wooden Tower


A Better World Is Possible

Lagos's Wooden Tower


A Better World Is Possible
A BETTER WORLD IS POSSIBLE

Lagos is the most populate city in Africa and represents a big deal for architects. City consists of 16 million inhabitants. Situated in the heart of Ikory, Lagos’s tower is the unique wooden structure which is designed to be a smart and sustainable building.

Lagos’s tower rises above the town and follow the sky and search to cross the limit of wooden construction. The new landmark is composed of mixed residential type used; it is built on the roof of Abebe Court, a housing estate.

The envelope high lights Yoruba culture with their massive presence in the heart of Lagos. Inspiration comes from the history of Edo, Yoruba and Hausa people.

The entire structure is built by using resistance of LVL wood system. It is used as a load-bearing and a non-load bearing structure.

This smart tall building is developed through natural, recyclable and local material. The design reveal these points: Marketable, serviceable, economical, sustainable, environmental, Ecological and Social.​


Lagos is the oldest site of Benin Empire and it is awesome to see that there is always a traditional hierarchy in this modern city. Obe yet symbolises the king of the man, the king of Lagos state. This tower is influenced by the contest ‘they don’t fuck it’, but it wants to be integrated into the city life.

The project focuses on the open area.The apartments are designed around a central core. Building is divided in 4 parts. The existing structure and new are separated by sky gardens and amenities. The top roof consists of 360° restaurants and lush greenery. Sky gardens also contribute in social gathering between users. It gives a new natural footprint face to the historic Centre dominated by massive and heavy building built in ceramic, concrete and asphalt.

The whole is oriented to maximise daylight and natural ventilation. The wooden envelope provides shading from the heat of the direct sun around the shape. Plants belt around each floor contribute to creating fresh air flow and keep a constant microclimate into living space while providing a visual comfort and aesthetic.

The old existing building is located on the highbrow Bourdillon Road with picturesque vegetation. It counts 4 blocks housing units. Each consists of 4 bedrooms and 3 bedroom apartments distributed on 4 floors. There are some amenities: Swimming Pools, Gymnasium, Tennis courts, Children’s Playground, Parking lots, Borehole and water treatment, Sewage treatment plants and electricity Generator.

Structural feasibility and sustainability are based on wood. LVL products allow crossing very far-reaching. Wood is known as the fingerprint of Nature into artificial buildings. Maybe will it connects us to nature? Its most powerful comes from the unicity of each piece of wood and it’s wonderful.

Lagos's Wooden Tower


A Better World Is Possible

Lagos's Wooden Tower


A Better World Is Possible
A BETTER WORLD IS POSSIBLE

Lagos is the most populate city in Africa and represents a big deal for architects. City consists of 16 million inhabitants. Situated in the heart of Ikory, Lagos’s tower is the unique wooden structure which is designed to be a smart and sustainable building.

Lagos’s tower rises above the town and follow the sky and search to cross the limit of wooden construction. The new landmark is composed of mixed residential type used; it is built on the roof of Abebe Court, a housing estate.

The envelope high lights Yoruba culture with their massive presence in the heart of Lagos. Inspiration comes from the history of Edo, Yoruba and Hausa people.

The entire structure is built by using resistance of LVL wood system. It is used as a load-bearing and a non-load bearing structure.

This smart tall building is developed through natural, recyclable and local material. The design reveal these points: Marketable, serviceable, economical, sustainable, environmental, Ecological and Social.​


Lagos is the oldest site of Benin Empire and it is awesome to see that there is always a traditional hierarchy in this modern city. Obe yet symbolises the king of the man, the king of Lagos state. This tower is influenced by the contest ‘they don’t fuck it’, but it wants to be integrated into the city life.

The project focuses on the open area.The apartments are designed around a central core. Building is divided in 4 parts. The existing structure and new are separated by sky gardens and amenities. The top roof consists of 360° restaurants and lush greenery. Sky gardens also contribute in social gathering between users. It gives a new natural footprint face to the historic Centre dominated by massive and heavy building built in ceramic, concrete and asphalt.

The whole is oriented to maximise daylight and natural ventilation. The wooden envelope provides shading from the heat of the direct sun around the shape. Plants belt around each floor contribute to creating fresh air flow and keep a constant microclimate into living space while providing a visual comfort and aesthetic.

The old existing building is located on the highbrow Bourdillon Road with picturesque vegetation. It counts 4 blocks housing units. Each consists of 4 bedrooms and 3 bedroom apartments distributed on 4 floors. There are some amenities: Swimming Pools, Gymnasium, Tennis courts, Children’s Playground, Parking lots, Borehole and water treatment, Sewage treatment plants and electricity Generator.

Structural feasibility and sustainability are based on wood. LVL products allow crossing very far-reaching. Wood is known as the fingerprint of Nature into artificial buildings. Maybe will it connects us to nature? Its most powerful comes from the unicity of each piece of wood and it’s wonderful.


Idea by

Hermann KAMTE
HKA - Hermann Kamte & Associates
Yaounde
Cameroon
I am a Young Cameroonian Architect passionate about culture and self-taught. Wishing to contribute to the evolution of humanity and especially the practice of architecture in the world and in Africa, I consider the architecture as well as philosophy. Motivated by a deep desire to improve the living conditions of my peers, I nourished the ambition to enjoy the collaboration with professionals of all professions to achieve the common goal of a world each time more and more better than the last.