We speak to Burkinabé architect Diébédo Francis Kéré, who is the first African to be awarded the prestigious Pritzker Prize. But first, at least two Cameroonians have died in Ukraine since the war began. Hundreds of others remain trapped in the country. And in Ethiopia, hundreds of thousands of people have been displaced by fighting in the region of Afar, east of Tigray. Local fighters facing Tigrayan forces say they've been abandoned by federal troops.
Architecture is meant to bring people together: That’s Francis Kéré’s motto. The architect from Africa has his office in Berlin. In 2021, he was named architect of the year in Germany.
21 Jun 2021
Nigeria’s renowned architect, Fola Alade died on Saturday at the age of 87 according to a statement released by his family. Alade was the brain behind architectural masterpieces including the 1004 Housing Estate, Victoria Island, Lagos; the National Stadium, Lagos; and the Remembrance Arcade, Tafawa Balewa Square.
2 Dec 2018
Milan is a center for design. So it's fitting for architect Giovanna Cornelio to live in a breathtakingly beautiful luxury apartment. What's surprising is that it's in a 1950s eyesore whose interior she's redesigned.