Islamic-influenced embassy proposed for Cameroon

Los Angeles-based Paravant Architects has designed a striking proposal for a Swiss embassy in Cameroon, which uses Islamic influences in a contemporary manner.

Located in the capital of Yaoundé, the design is based on two L-shaped structures which are linked by a third element.

This provides two courtyard spaces to serve the chancellery, ambassador residence and staff quarters.

A mashrabiya screen and ventilation system in influenced by traditional Islamic architecture.

Former British and French colony Cameroon is majority Christian, yet contains a large Muslim population.

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