https://j.ideasspread.org/index.php/sdr/issue/feed Sustainable Development Research 2021-09-02T09:10:10+08:00 Alex Jones sdr@ideasspread.org Open Journal Systems <p style="background: white; line-height: 14.25pt;"><em>Sustainable Development Research</em> (SDR) (ISSN 2690-9898 E-ISSN 2690-9901) is an international and cross-disciplinary scholarly, open access journal of environmental, cultural, economic and social sustainability of human beings, which provides an advanced forum for studies related to sustainability and sustainable development. It provides an academic platform for professionals and researchers to contribute innovative work in the field.&nbsp;</p> <p style="background: white; line-height: 14.25pt;"><em>Sustainable Development Research</em> (SDR) is quarterly, published in March, June, September and December. It&nbsp;is an international, peer-reviewed, open-access journal, published by IDEAS SPREAD in United&nbsp;States. The journal accepts article submissions online or by e-mail.</p> https://j.ideasspread.org/index.php/sdr/article/view/884 Sustainability in the New Congo’s Tropical Architecture: A Case Study of The Sabena Towers by Claude Laurens 2021-09-02T09:10:10+08:00 Alexis Tshiunza m.manlio@ur.ac.rw Manlio Michieletto m.manlio@ur.ac.rw Olatunde Adedayo m.manlio@ur.ac.rw <p>Tropicalizing a building might seem like the best option for a young architect who lands in the tropics, but this is an approach contrary to sustainability. Claude Laurens, through one of his first projects in Congo, understood that it was better to deal with the place from the start. His project became one of the best examples of tropical modernism. The article attempts to contrast an import approach with a more sustainable one, to deal with the present and future context. The research method adopted for this study was a mixed method approach where data was sourced from literature as secondary source and compared with direct observation of the selected case study (The Sabena Towers). The results are presented as figures which were used to further illustrate findings. The result showed that the architect, with little information, did his utmost to offer Congo a new architecture that fitted with the objectives of sustainable development. The study concluded that the architect chose not to adopt the foreign architecture as a solution for the sustainability issues he encountered in the design, rather he evolved solutions that were Congolese based and therefore responded adequately to the challenges of sustainability in Congo and created an architecture for Congo.</p> 2021-09-02T00:00:00+08:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement##