Reinventing Architecture in Africa
July 21, 2011
In this great piece – Architect Diébédo Francis Kéré Repurposes European Techniques For His Native Country – by Fast Company‘s Linda Tischler about a school in Gando, Burkina Faso, reinvention in the architecture industry is striking. It describes Diébédo Francis Kéré‘s amazing design of a school using a new type of brick made of clay, fortified with 10% cement, and compressed by hand tools into building blocks, as well as a unique double roof of clay and iron that produces a breeze simulating air-conditioning. Kéré even drew plans in the sand to help those erecting the structure.
An amazing individual, the article quotes Kéré:
You have to have a dream, start small and believe.