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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.
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.
It's now mandatory that the recycling of construction materials is contemplated in building design
The preparation of construction tender conditions and documents using materials with a low environmental impact has not only become a reality, but it gets a better score at tender bids or contract awards.
Sustainable innovation in the face of climate change
Gonzalo Sáenz de Miera, Director of Climate Change and Alliances of Iberdrola, explains the main action lines Iberdrola has put in motion to fight against climate change and how innovation is a key element to achieve those goals.
The "ideal city" designed by Leonardo da Vinci
As well as designing cranes and studying gear systems in detail, Da Vinci sketched out plans of what an ideal city would look like without sanitation or transport problems. We analyse how the influence of this Italian Renaissance genius lives on in urban planning 500 years later.