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ARCHITECTURE: Asmara 'Africa's Modernist City'

Asmara represents perhaps one of the most concentrated and intact assemblage of Modernist architecture anywhere in the world.
Shell Service Station [1937]
Cinema Impero [1937]

The design on this former Fiat service station clearly imitates the streamlined and dynamic form of an aeroplane [1938, Architect Giuseppe Pettazzi]

Above: From my personal photographs, rural Eritrea in the 1940's


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