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Here is the Man Who Designed the Iconic Parliament Building of Kenya.

They say good architecture is modest. This describes the building that houses the Parliament of Kenya, whose architecture is neutral yet sublimely beautiful. The Kenya Parliament building is one of the best architectural landmarks in the Nairobi city center.

The Parliament building was designed by Amyas Douglas Connell in 1951. Douglas Connell was Born on 23 June 1901 in Eltham, New Zealand and died on 19th April 1980 age 79 years in London, England.

He managed to the Kenya's National Assembly building in a way that largely avoided luxury. The reason, speculatively, was that the colonial administrators wanted the legislators to focus on their core business of lawmaking for a country that was to gain its independence a decade later. But even in this unobtrusive architectural environment, there are incredibly impressive parts of the building.

The New Zealand-born architect was responsible for a number of strikingly modern buildings, mainly houses, in 1930s England. The first of these was the gleaming white High and Over at Amersham, Buckinghamshire, for Sir Bernard Ashmole (1894–1988), which is recognized as the first major modern movement house in England.

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