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Nina Maritz: Understanding and responding to context

Namibian architect Nina Maritz discusses her architectural journey, and her a strong focus on an ecocentric architecture rooted in culturally sensitive ,environmental, sustainable and community-based projects.

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Project Kagiso

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.

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Christian Benimana: Everybody deserves good architecture

"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.

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Diébédo Francis Kéré: Architecture is About People

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.

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Thread – Artist Residency and Cultural Center

With a dramatic curved roof, simple white walls, and the heart of the building opening up to the sky, and utilizing locally sourced material, Thread is a innovative, well executed and community-driven piece of sustainable architecture.

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