Legends of Luanda

January 2010

Lisbon Architecture Triennial

This latest edition of Lisbon’s Architecture Triennial featured a competition for a lowcost single-family dwelling in the Angolan capital of Luanda. Once called the ‘African Pearl’, here five vignettes convey the fascinations and frustrations of this fast-growing city, which possesses such a wealth of natural resources while 80 per cent of its population survives on less than two dollars a day.
Photo © Inês Gonçalves
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