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.
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.
Burkinabe architect Diébédo Francis Kéré shows off some of the beautiful structures he's helped to build in his small village.
The Centre pour le Bien-être des Femmes provides an integrated approach to interaction between built space and climatic-environmental conditions based on considerations of sustainability and appropriateness.
Inspired by one man's dream to improve the educational facilities of his village, the primary school in Gando, Burkina Faso, is an extraordinary achievement in philantrophy, design, and constructions methods.