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First Kenyan Architects Set To Feature At the Venice Exhibition

Architect and researcher Kabage Karanja is set to show up at the Venice Architecture Biennale Exhibition with his work named "Obsidian Rain."

This will be the first Kenyan work to feature at the Venice Architecture Biennale Exhibition, which is a Cultural foundation found in Italy established in 1895.

Karanja recalls his motivation from a past experience as a young person drawn from the Mbai caves.

His training was formed by his passion for the natural habitat just as geological and anthropological investigations.

Karanja, alongside Stella Mutegi and Balmoi Abe, began their construction company, Cave Bureau in 2014, which is likewise set to turn into the primary Kenyan firm to make a big appearance in the presentation.

It contains 1600 obsidian stones hanging at exact statures from timber and net design to replicate a section of the roof of the Mbai Caves. Karanja's obsidian stones were assembled from Gilgil, Kenya.

Karanja likewise imported logs from Kenya, which are essential for the architectural masterpiece. The logs are from an African Cedar tree and guests will be able to sit on them during the exhibition.

Their work has pulled in notable investors like the United Nations and Cooper Hewitt in support of their artistic works.

Addressing The New York Times, he remarked on how they utilize the projects as a method of uniting the territories.

Another plan incorporates Floating Zebra situated in Kibera, East Africa's biggest ghetto.

Brazilian architect Gabriel Kozlowski, an assistant curator at the 2021 presentation, referenced that their craftsmanship gives a stage to talk about issues like social classes, racial imbalance, and building up equal rights.

Kabage studied at Loughborough University, Brighton University, Westminster University, and Kingston University where he completed his architectural training qualifying as an architect under the Royal Institute of British Architects ( RIBA).

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