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Diébédo Francis Kéré: Architecture is a Wake-Up Call

Diébédo Francis Kéré: Architecture is a Wake-Up Call

Diébédo Francis Kéré: Architecture is a Wake-Up Call

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.

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This a well-researched and beautifully presented study of the sculptural mud architecture of West Africa is stunning. These often beautiful buildings were designed and built by architects for kings and emperors, making the best of local materials and know-how.

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