• "Wohn- und Geschäftshaus Kenwood House"", Nairobi"""

    Wohn- und Geschäftshaus "Kenwood House", Nairobi

  • Villa Erkine, Nairobi

    Villa Erskine, Nairobi

  • Hook-on-Slab-Prototypem für Einfamilienhäuser für Einheimische

    Hook-on-Slab-Prototypem für Einfamilienhäuser für Einheimische

Catalogue Raisonné

East Africa 1934-1954


1934

The May Farmhouse “West Meru Alp”
EAT Oldonyo Sambu, Region Arusha (formerly Tanganyika)

Arch. TUM, NL EM; DAM 160-902-017; 160-915-002; DKA, l, A-5.
Lit. BUEKSCHMITT 1963, 79; KAT. DAM 2001, 19-25, 32/33, 171.


1936/37
The Murray House
EAT Usa River, Region Arusha (formerly Tanganyika)
Client: Captain Murray
Two-storey flat-roofed house with interior furnishings and garden landscaping
Arch. DAM, 160-915-003.
Lit. KAT. DAM 2001, 27-29, 171.


1936/37
Catholic Church
EAT Arusha (formerly Tanganyika)

Lit. KAT. DAM 2001, 30/31, 171.


1937
The Schlottmann Villa
EAT Region Arusha (formerly Tanganyika)
No evidence of realisation
Lit. KAT. DAM 2001, 171.


1937
The Kipizakos House
EAT Region Arusha (formerly Tanganyika)
No evidence of realisation
Lit. KAT. DAM 2001, 41, 171.


1937
Project for an office building
EAT Tanga (formerly Tanganyika)
No evidence of realisation
Lit. KAT. DAM 2001, 41, 171.


1937
Project for business premises for the Usagara Trade Organisation
EAT Dar es Salaam (formerly Tanganyika)
No evidence of realisation
Lit. KAT. DAM 2001, 41, 171.


1937
Project for a country house
EAT Lushoto, Region Usambara (formerly Tanganyika)
No evidence of realisation
Lit. KAT. DAM 2001, 41, 171.


1937
Project for the Indian School
EAT Sansibar (formerly Sultanate of Zanzibar)
No evidence of realisation
Lit. KAT. DAM 2001, 41, 171.


1937
"Kenwood House” Residential and Commercial Building
EAK Nairobi, Kimathi Street, Kigali Road
Office: Blackburn & Narburn - Nairobi, Ernst May
Lit. KAT. DAM 2001, 36-39, 171.


1937/38
English School
EAT Arusha (formerly Tanganyika)
Extension
Lit. KAT. DAM 2001, 40/41, 171.


1937/38
Ernst May’s house and office
EAK Nairobi-Karen, Marula Lane 116
Changed and extended during the 1960s
Arch. DAM, 160-915-004; DKA, I,A-19; I,B-151; I,B-722; I,B-726; I,B-824.
Lit. Ernst May, „Bauen in Ostafrika", in: BW 6/1953; BUEKSCHMITT 1963, 81-83; KAT. DAM 2001, 42-46, 126/127, 171/172.


1938
Cigarette factory
EAU Kampala, Jinja Road 69/71
Client: East African Tobacco Company
Office: Jackson & May - Nairobi, Dar es Salaam, Kampala
Lit. KAT. DAM 2001, 53, 171.


1938/39
“City House” Commercial Building
EAU Kampala, William Street, Dastur Street, Luwum Street
Client: Norman Godinho
Office: Jackson & May - Nairobi, Dar es Salaam, Kampala
Lit. KAT. DAM 2001, 54, 171.


1938/39
The Gould House
EAK Nairobi-Karen
Client: J. Bernard Gould
Arch. DAM, 160-011-001; 160-011-002; 160-011-003.
Lit. KAT. DAM 2001, 47/48, 125, 171.


1938/39
The Bally House
EAK Nairobi, Riverside Drive
Client: Peter Bally
No longer in existence (demolished during the early 1980s)
Lit. KAT. DAM 2001, 50, 171.


1938/39
The Dorman House
EAK Nairobi, EckeCorner of Milimani Road, Ralph Bunche Road
Client: Charles Dorman
Lit. KAT. DAM 2001, 49, 171.


1938/39
Karen Golf Club
EAK Nairobi, Karen Road
Client: Karen Country Club
Burnt down in 1977
Lit. KAT. DAM 2001, 171.


1938/39
Delamare Flats residential development
EAK Nairobi, between Kenyatta Avenue and State House Road (formerly Crawford Avenue and Anderson Road)
1938/39 (Planning), 1947-1951 (Execution)
Client: Sir Derek Erskine and Ernst May
Architectural work: Dr. E. May & Partners
Assistance: Miller
10 blocks of rented flats for Europeans
Arch. TUM, NL EM; DAM, 160-915-008; DKA, I,B-151; I, B-822; l, B-900.
Lit. AW 1952/1953, 1, 4-8; Ernst May, „Bauen in Ostafrika“, BW 6/1953, 105; BUEKSCHMITT 1963, 84-86; KAT. DAM 2001, 79-82, 131, 171.


1939
Elverston Residence
EAK near Gilgil
No evidence of realisation
Arch. DAM, 160-025-001.
Lit. KAT. DAM 2001, 52, 171.


1947 (? )
Building complex for the Uganda Company Ltd.
EAU Kampala
Client: Uganda Company Ltd.
Proposed design, not realised
Arch. DAM, 160-031-001.
Lit. KAT. DAM 2001, 55, 171.


1935/36
The Bueb Farmhouse
EAT Kilemakyaro near Moshi
Client: Fam. Bueb
Private collection.


1939/40
The Erskine villa
EAK Nairobi, Riverside Drive
Client: Sir Derek Erskine
Lit. KAT. DAM 2001, 51, 125, 171.


1943/44
Children’s holiday home and administrator’s house
EAK Nairobi, Arboretum Road

Arch. DAM, 160-915-005; 160-915-006.
Lit. KAT. DAM 2001, 64, 66, 128, 171.


1943/44
Factory building
EAK Nairobi (precise location not known)
Client: Avis l. Gramaticas
Lit. KAT. DAM 2001, 77, 171.


1945
Hook-on-slab-prototype for African single family homes

Proposed designs
Arch. DAM, 160-023-001 bis -009; 160-906-003; DKA, I,B-328; I,B-815.
Lit. The Architects’ Journal, 13. 6. 1946; Ernst May, „Bauen in Ostafrika", BW 6/1953, 111; BUEKSCHMITT 1963, 99/100; KAT. DAM 2001, 67-69, 129, 172.


1945-1952
Urban expansion plan for Kampala
EAU Kampala, Kololo Hill and Naguru Hill
Client: Government of the British Protectorate of Uganda
Assistance: Christopher Maynard Wilson Pearce
Arch. DAM, 160-900-154; 160-902-029; 160-906-003; 160-915007; DKA, 1, 8-148; I, B-149; I,B-723.
Lit. Ernst May, Report on the Kampala Extension Scheme KololoNaguru, Kampala 1947; „A Uganda Letter", in: East African Standard, Kampala, 9. 3. 1946; BUEKSCHMITT 1963, 87-92; KAT. DAM 2001, 70-74, 130, 172; Kai K. Gutschow, „Das Neue Afrika: Ernst May’s 1947 Kampala Plan as Cultural Program", in: Fassil Demissie (Hrsg. ), Colonial Architecture and Urbanism in Africa: Intertwined and Contested Histories, London 2003; Benjamin Tiven, „On The Delight of the Yearner", in: Netzwerke des Exils. Künstlerische Verflechtungen, Austausch und Patronage nach 1933, München 2011.


1947-1949
Nakawa Siedlung
EAU Kampala, südöstlich der Kreuzung Jinja Road und Port Bell Road
Client: Government of the British Protectorate of Uganda
400 houses
Arch. DAM, 160-900-154; 160-906-003; DKA, l, B-149.
Lit. Ernst May, Report on the Kampala Extension Scheme Kololo-Naguru, Kampala 1947; „A Uganda Letter", in: East African Standard, Kampala, 9. 3. 1946; BUEKSCHMITT 1963, 89; KAT. DAM 2001, 75, 172.


1947
Bombo Road development
EAU Kampala, Bombo Road
Client: Government of the British
Protectorate of Uganda
Assistance: Christopher Maynard Wilson Pearce
Not realised
Lit. BUEKSCHMITT 1963, 92.


1945-1947
Detached house for Europeans
EAU Kampala, Kololo Hill (precise location unknown)
Client: Eduard Schwarzschild (? )
Lit. KAT. DAM 2001, 73, 172.


1945-1947
Extension of the May house and office
EAK Nairobi-Karen, Marula Lane 116
Extension including studio and offices
Lit. KAT. DAM 2001, 42-46, 78, 126/127, 172.


1946
Car repair shop
EAK Nairobi, Lusaka Road
Client: OMT Overseas Motor Transport Corporation
Assistance: Klaus May
Lit. KAT. DAM 2001, 77, 172.


1947-1950
Jinja Master Plan
EAU Jinja
Client: Government of the British Protectorate of Uganda
Arch. DKA, I,B-148; Makerere University Library, Kampala; DAM, 160-906-004.
Lit. Ernst May, The Jinja Outline Scheme, Kampala 1954; „Ernst May Visits London", in: The Architects'Journal, London, 3. 8. 1950, 108; KAT. DAM, 2001, 76, 172.


1947/48
The Gladwell villa
EAK Nairobi-Karen, Miotoni Road
Client: Norman Gladwell
Lit. KAT. DAM 2001, 83, 172.


1949/50
The Kaplan villa
EAK Nairobi, Runda Estate, Limuru Road
Client: Louis Kaplan
Lit. KAT. DAM 2001, 84, 172.


1949-1951
Aga Khan School for Girls
EAK Kisumu, Otieno Oyoo Street, Ecke Nyerere Street
Client: Aga Khan III.
Architectural work: Dr. E. May & Partners
Arch. DAM, 160-915-009; 160-906-003; DKA, I, B-152; l, B-819; I, B-900.
Lit. Ernst May, „Bauen in Ostafrika", BW 6/1953, 108/109; BUEKSCHMITT 1963, 101-105; KAT- DAM 2001, 88/89, 134. 172.


1949-1951
Aga Khan Maternity Clinic
EAK Kisumu, Otieno Oyoo Street, Ecke Nyerere Street
Client: Aga Khan III.
Architectural work: Dr. E. May & Partners
Arch. DAM, 160-915-011; 160-906-003; DKA, I, B-152; I, B-154; I,B-900.
Lit. Ernst May, „Bauen in Ostafrika“, BW 6/1953, 108/109; BUEKSCHMITT 1963, 101-105; KAT. DAM 2001, 88, 90-92, 172.


1949-1956
Main administration and cultural centre of the
Kilimanjaro Native Cooperative Union (K. N. C. u.)

EAT Moshi, Old Moshi Road, Ecke Kibo Road (formerly Tanganyika)
Client: K. N. C. u. Kilimanjaro Native Cooperative Union
Architectural work: Dr. E. May & Partners
Assistance: I. W. Patterson, Eric Miles, William H. Saunders, Ernest Ian McConnach
Arch. DAM, 160-013-001 bis -005; 160-014-001; 160-016-001; 160-906-003; 160-915-010; DKA, I,B-150; l, B-900.
Lit. AW 1952/1953, 1, 11-17; Ernst May, „Bauen in Ostafrika“, BW 6/1953, 110; BUEKSCHMITT 1963, 105-107; KAT. DAM 2001, 95-99, 132/133, 172.


1949-1951
Warehouse for a coffee factory
EAT Moshi (formerly Tanganyika)
Client: K. N. C. u. Kilimanjaro Native Cooperative Union
Architectural work: Dr. E. May & Partners
Assistance: I. W. Patterson, Eric Miles, William H. Saunders, Ernest Ian McConnach
Arch. DAM, 160-015-001 bis -004; I, B-900.
Lit. Ernst May, „Bauen in Ostafrika“, BW 6/1953, 110; BUEKSCHMITT 1963, 105-107; KAT. DAM 2001, 99, 172.


1950
The Tame House
EAT Irente near Lushoto (formerly Tanganyika)
Client: J. F. Tame
Arch. TUM, NLEM.
Lit. KAT. DAM 2001, 85, 172.


1950-1954
Uganda Museum and house for the museum’s curator
EAU Kampala, Kira Road 5
Client: The Board of Trustees of the Uganda Museum
Architectural work: Ernst May, William Bousted
Arch. TUM, NL EM; DAM, 160-033-Uganda Museum.
Lit. BUEKSCHMITT 1963, 89; KAT. DAM 2001, 100-102, 135, 172; Richard Kagolobya, "Please spare Uganda’s only national museum", in: Daily Monitor, Kampala, 14. 2. 2011.


1951
Hotel
EAU Kampala
Project, not realised
Arch. DAM, 160-915-018.
Lit. KAT. DAM 2001, 103, 172.


1951
Hotel Lugard
EAK Nairobi
Project, not realised
Arch. DAM, 160-915-018; DKA, 1, B-152.
Lit. Ernst May, „Bauen in Ostafrika", BW 6/1953, 106; BUEKSCHMITT 1963, 93; KAT. DAM 2001, 104, 172.


1951-1954
Aga Khan residence
EAT Dar es Salaam, Ocean Bay (formerly Tanganyika)
Client: Aga Khan III.
Initial proposed design: Ernst May
Implementation design: Roger Kirk Hayers Johnson, Eric Miles
Arch. DAM, 160-915-013; DKA, I,B-153; I,B-900.
Lit. Ernst May, „Bauen in Ostafrika", BW 6/1953, 110/111; BUEKSCHMITT 1963, 98/99; KAT. DAM 2001, 93/94, 172.


1952
Aga Khan Hospital
EAT Dar es Salaam (formerly Tanganyika)
Preliminary design
Lit. KAT. DAM 2001, 88, 172.


1952
Aga Khan School and Hostel
EAU Kampala
Client. Aga Khan III.
Proposed design: Dr. E. May & Partners
No evidence of realisation
Arch. TUM, NL EM; DKA, I,B-154.
Lit. KAT. DAM 2001, 90, 172.


1952
Residence
EAK Limuru

Arch. DAM, 160-915-015; DKA, I,B-151.
Lit. BUEKSCHMITT 1963, 96; KAT. DAM 2001, 115, 172.


1950-1952
The Samuel House
EAK Molo (near Nakuru)
Client: A. Samuel
Arch. DAM, 160-029-001; 160-915-012; DKA, I,B-152; l, B-900.
Lit. AW 32/1952, 1, 1-4; Ernst May, „Bauen in Ostafrika", BW 6/1953, 107; BUEKSCHMITT 1963, 96-98; KAT. DAM 2001,
110-113, 138, 172.


1952/53
The Nubiggin House
EAK Gilgil (near Nakuru)
Client: Nubiggin
Arch. DAM, 160-915-016; DKA, I, B-151.
Lit. KAT. DAM 2001, 114, 172.


1952/53
Blocks of flats “African Neighbourhood Port Tudor”
EAK Mombasa-Port Tudor
Client: Royal Dutch Shell
Architectural work: Dr. E. May & Partners, William H. Saunders
Housing development for approx. 5,000 residents
Arch. DAM, 160-018-001 bis -011; 160-915-017; DKA, I, B-151.
Lit. KAT. DAM 2001, 116-124, 139, 172.


1952/53
Blocks of flats “African Neighbourhood Shauri Moyo”
EAK Nairobi-Shauri Moyo
Client: Betts & Merett Building Contractors
Proposed designs: Dr. E. May & Partners, William H. Saunders
3 different housing types
Arch. DAM, 160-022-001.
Lit. KAT. DAM 2001, 121-124, 172.


1950-1958
Oceanic Hotel
EAK Mombasa, Mama Ngina Drive, Oceanic Road
Architectural work: Ernst May, Eric Miles, William H. Saunders
Demolished c. 2003
Arch. DAM, 160-017-001 bis -014; 160-915-014; DKA, I, B-151;l, B-900.
Lit. AW 1952/1953, 1, 910; BUEKSCHMITT 1963, 93-95; “'Out of Africa.' Dennis Sharp reviews the work of two pioneering Modernists in East-Africa", in: Building Design, London, 6. 6. 1986, 20-24; KAT. DAM 2001, 105-109, 136/137, 172; Benjamin Tiven, “On The Delight of the Yearner", in: Netzwerke des Exils. Künstlerische Verflechtungen, Austausch und Patronage nach 1933, München 2011.


1953
The Stephens House
EAK Bamburi
Client: R. Stephens
Design and architectural work: Ernst May, Eric Miles
Arch. DAM, 160-019-001.
Lit . KAT. DAM 2001, 172.


1954
The Moresby residence
EAK Mombasa-Port Tudor
Client: J. Moresby
Proposed design: Dr. E. May & Partners, Renow
No evidence of realisation
Arch. DAM, 160-020-001.