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Issoufou Kamara

  • Arts & Culture
  • Issue 50

The architect building the ruins of the future.
Words by Nana Biamah-Ofosu. Photography by Makeda Sandford. Hair & Makeup by Safiya Levers.

Mariam Issoufou Kamara is a Nigerien architect and the principal of atelier masom, an architectural practice headquartered in Niamey, Niger. Her first major project—Niamey 2000, a housing scheme based on the traditional Nigerien compound house—was completed in 2014. Since then, Kamara has explored the traditional typologies, materials and building techniques of wherever her projects have taken her. These include the Hikma Community Complex, comprising a library and mosque, which won awards for sustainable architecture, and the Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Presidential


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