“Francis Kéré. Radically Simple” at Architekturmuseum der TU München

The Architekturmuseum der TU München presents “Francis Kéré. Radically Simple”, the most comprehensive exhibition yet on Kéré’s work, covering both his completed designs and his ongoing projects.

 

Francis Kéré »Lycée Schorge« in Koudougou, Burkina Faso, 2016 Foto: Daniel Schwartz/Gran Horizonte Media

Francis Kéré, »Lycée Schorge« in Koudougou, Burkina Faso, 2016, Foto: Daniel Schwartz/Gran Horizonte Media


In addition to the buildings that he planned and realized in his home village of Gando, the exhibition displays his buildings in Africa and China, as well as his projects and designs in Germany, where he won two urban-planning competitions. (more…)

“Creation from Catastrophe: How architecture rebuilds communities” at RIBA London

The destruction of cities, whether man-made or natural, can present unique opportunities to radically rethink townscapes. Creation from Catastrophe: How architecture rebuilds communities explores the varying ways that cities and communities have been re-imagined in the aftermath of natural disasters.

 

 NLE’s “floating school” in Lagos to cope with rising water levels © Evening Standard

NLE’s “floating school” in Lagos to cope with rising water levels © Evening Standard

 

“A disaster zone where everything is lost offers the perfect opportunity for us to take a fresh look, from the ground up, at what architecture really is.”  -Toyo Ito-.

From masterplans to reconfigure London after the Great Fire of 1666 to contemporary responses to earthquakes and tsunamis, the exhibition considers the evolving relationship between man, architecture and nature and asks whether we are now facing a paradigm shift in how we live and build in the 21st century. (more…)