Inspiring Young Somali Architect And Somalispot AMA Guest Mr. Omar Degan Making Waves in America

Where's the AMA thread? Also I cant view the article since you gotta pay or create an account.
 

Periplus

Adoptive father to JalleGeesi
He provides pro-bono consultation but the reality is that Somalis see architecture as irrelevant. For a developer, hiring an architect is an unnecessary expense that they can put into their building. This why most building in Xamar and Somalia in general look like ass.
 

Periplus

Adoptive father to JalleGeesi
Big up Omar btw.

I have closely watched him on Twitter and saw his AMA on this site and while he is sometimes overly critical of projects, he is right about the loss of architectural identity in Xamar.

However, I have recently seen that foreign companies have started being influenced by his modern take on Somali architecture.

Here is an example of such influence: A proposed mixed-use complex in Xamar (Turkish-Somali)



 

Periplus

Adoptive father to JalleGeesi
Him and the turkish businessmen behind that development are friends sxb.

The below tweets are from the thread I linked mate.



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