Designed and built by architecture students at the University of Nottingham, Project Kagiso responded to the local need for a nursery school in rural northern South Africa, utilizing locally available materials and site appropriate building techniques.
"Everybody, regardless of where they are or who they are, deserves good architecture," said Christian Benimana as he announced plans to launch three “African Design Centers” to be built over the next 10 years in strategic locations throughout the continent.
Architect Diébédo Francis Kéré talks about the the impact of architecture regarding his ‘Louisiana Canopy’ installation - an Africa-inspired flexible gathering space that gives people a choice of how to interact with it.
This formerly dilapidated school in rural South Africa was transformed through community engagement, using passive low energy design principles, to create a sustainable, place specific learning environment.
Michael Murphy, Co-Founder of MASS Design Group, discusses the dearth of architects in Sub Saharan Africa, and how bridging that gap can lead towards much needed architectural and societal transformations.
Using past projects as examples, Namibian architect Nina Maritz shares thoughts on sustainable architecture that places the local, natural, and inexpensive above all else.
New York City based architect Jack Travis, FAIA, discusses his goal to create an aesthetic within American architecture that is derived from an Afrocentric base.
Architecture, Kéré explains, is basically a social process that is about integrating the people you build for, and making them stakeholders. In this way, they identify with the building and are proud of it.
The Cape Town-based architect on how design solutions for sustainable buildings, creative interiors and transformative urban spaces defines his work.
World Architecture Festival program director describes the uniqueness of South Africa's Mapungubwe Interpretation Centre.