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Azure Magazine November December 2022 Cover: The Residential Interiors Issue

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Cultural buildings are often works of art in their own right, and the new addition to the National Centre for Art, Crafts and Design (CNAD) in Mindelo, Cabo Verde, is no exception. Not only does its colourful mosaic make for a pointillism-like composition, it also doubles as a reflection of the strong collective effort behind the project, which ultimately engaged everyone from metalworkers to music composers.

The CNAD National Centre for Craft, Art and Design in Cabo Verde includes galleries with blue framing.
Blue framing brings a bold accent to the galleries, while metal chandeliers extend the building’s circular motif.

Back in 1977, renowned artist Manuel Figueira co-founded CNAD’s predecessor institution as a place to study, preserve and celebrate the ancestral handicrafts of his homeland: a 10-island (and...

Cabo Verde’s CNAD Art Centre Showcases Community Inside and Out

Mindelo studio Ramos Castellano Arquitectos embraces circular design by repurposing old shipping drums as a vibrant facade treatment.

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