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Diary from Africa, Across Africa

Monday 20 Apr 2009

Jon Beswick on an architect's trail

Two layered round house under construction in Guinea 
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Images document indigenous buildings across Africa 

These images were taken by London architect Jon Beswick, 27, who has left the UK on an epic 48,000km overland trip circumnavigating Africa. During his travels he and his travel partner, strategy consultant Charlie Curtis, will build shelters for HIV clinics and raise money for UK charity One to One Children's Fund.

Until 24 February, Jon was working as a project architect for Sacks Maguire Architects on high-end residential projects in Belgravia and Hampstead in London with construction budgets of £2,000,000. The budget for each shelter, which he is designing, is only a few hundred pounds and will pay for local labour and materials. Over the next few months Jon will be writing a diary for WAN as his adventure continues and you can read his first two entries entitled Diary from Africa at the following links:

Diary 1

Diary 2

The images document a range of building types encountered on Jon's journey, captions can be found at the foot of the images.

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