Featured in the new book Afritecture: Building Social Change, this A-frame, timber-construction floating school was designed by Amsterdam- and Lagos-based studio NLÉ. It is shown anchored in the watery Makoko community of Lagos, Nigeria, a sprawling, Venice-like settlement on Lagos’s lagoon.
Afritecture Explores Africa’s Often Overlooked Architectural Landscape
Despite being the world’s second-largest and second-most-populous continent, Africa remains an outsider in the realm of architectural study, frequently passed over for other far-flung reaches (Asia and, recently, Oceania) or for the more familiar territory of Western Europe and North America. Enter Afritecture: Building Social Change (Hatje Cantz, $50)…
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