“You learn a lot about traditional architecture, and you realize that we have a lot of good stuff that we didn’t develop somehow; we left it by the roadside.”-Akosua Obeng
“This is what we want our young architects to design with,…This is what tropical architecture is all about!”
Returning, they’d bring foreign techniques, import foreign materials, and create foreign buildings, mainly in the Bauhaus style that dominated thrifty post-war Europe. “Functional, buildable and economical,” is how Akosua Obeng, a Ghanaian architect at Orthner, Orthner & Associates, describes the style. “Which is not a bad thing,” she adds.