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.
Using past projects as examples, Namibian architect Nina Maritz shares thoughts on sustainable architecture that places the local, natural, and inexpensive above all else.
ELstudio and Blok Kats van Veen Architects were tasked by Foundation Chipata with designing a hospice that would not only relieve some of the distress of caring for the terminally ill, but also introduce a low cost and solution that could be easily replicated at low cost.
Off the northern coast of Kenya, on the island of Lamu, a house captures the spirit of its owner and is site. Building on Lamu is never easy. This centuries old island, with an old town that is a UNESCO protected Cultural Heritage Site, is accessible only by boat or air, and cars are not allowed. Despite the challenges, owner Suno Kay Osterweis, an aficionado of the local swahili culture, and architect Claudio Modola, worked together to create a home that celebrates local aesthetics and building forms.
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.