Arquitectura Viva 245: Francis Kéré
Amid the grandiloquence that architecture of success sometimes seems to don as proof thereof, this year’s Pritzker is the definitive anointing of a practice that stands out for humility and commitment to serve people in the most efficient and economical way possible. This is the hallmark of Francis Kéré, who fuses the best of his Western training with the traditions of a culture anchored to the earth and to a strong sense of community. Arquitectura Viva takes part in celebrating the accolade through a selection of works and projects – two educational centers, a cultural institution, a national legislative assembly – that the Gando-born architect has carried out in different countries in his continent.
|ils colour & bw, 24 x 30 cm, pb, Spanish/English|