Author Archives: Silje

About Silje

Architect and PhD Candidate based in Copenhagen, Denmark, but working mainly with heritage conservation and urban development in Ilha de Moçambique 2011-13. You can contact me on macutiblog at gmail dot com

31. The Thesis

This blog was created to follow the fieldwork of my Ph.D project in Ilha de Mozambique. On the 27th of November 2014 the thesis was defended and accepted unanimously by a jury composed of Antoni Folkers, Ellen Braae and Niels … Continue reading

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30. Fitness Studio Macuti Town

 As I am finally wrapping up my thesis, I will make a small post of just this image, which was taken on a walk with Jamal to the southern tip of Ilha de Moçambique an early morning in August 2013. … Continue reading

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29. Hotel Chuabo, Quelimane

After my epiphany in Beira, where I had to admit my love for 1960s architecture, I heard rumours that there was a hotel in Quelimane which had been perfectly preserved all the way through the civil war without being closed … Continue reading

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28. À propos the Grande Hotel, Beira

The world outside Mozambique may not be completely aware of the great architectural treasures from the 1960s in Beira, but one building is gaining increasing fame in architectural circles and ‘the development set’ alike, as a very special phenomena: The … Continue reading

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27. CFM Beira

If you secretly harbour only a tiny miniscule fetishist of 1960s architecture, Mozambique will give it so much stimulus that it cannot resist any more and will have to come out of the closet sooner or later. In my case, … Continue reading

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26. Eid-ul-fitri

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25. Looking for Huts in Palaces

The macutiblog was in Lisbon this summer, looking for macuti houses. That is – I have been looking for documentation about vernacular and popular housing as part of the detective work searching for the quite recent history of urban development … Continue reading

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