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The architect who designs unique buildings with an African soul
If Mariam Kamara is clear about one thing, it is that buildings should not be defined by Westerners alone. This is why, from her own studio, she designs sustainable structures that seek to pay tribute to traditional African architecture.
Artificial intelligence to design buildings at the click of a button
Some creative artificial intelligence tools have sparked controversy in the art world, but it's not the only sector they could transform. Midjourney and DALL·E 2, for example, aim to transform the work of architects.
The architect who changed the course of an African village
As a child, Francis Kéré studied alongside 100 fellow classmates in a hot, concrete classroom with no ventilation or light. Decades later, he would become an award-winning architect, designing his own schools with indirect lighting and the ability to retain fresh air.
The challenge of building in Antarctica drives architectural innovation
In the 20th century, architects designing structures for Antarctica sought only to shelter scientists from the cold. Nowadays, they are pursuing another ambitious goal: to bring aesthetics and energy efficiency to the coldest, driest and windiest continent with the highest average altitude on the planet.
Denise Scott Brown, the hidden face of a pair of genius architects
Zaha Hadid was the first woman to win a Pritzker Prize, the world's highest architectural award, in 2004. But before her, there were other women whose work did not receive the same recognition. We look at the life and work of Denise Scott Brown, one of the most influential architects of the 20th century.