Francis Kéré's straws travel to Sierra Leone
Royal Academy of Arts Blog
An incredible story about how the remnants of our Sensing Spaces exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts in London travelled all the way in to the hands of young students from the Swawou Layout Foundation Primary School for Girls in Sierra Leone.
14th International Architecture Exhibition
La Biennale di Venezia
As part of the Fundamentals exhibition curated by Rem Koolhaas, the MUDWALL will be on display at the 14th International Exhibition of Architecture in Venice and open to the public from June 7th to November 23rd. Made with clay, sand, and straw, this small-scale construction is the result of a 25-student workshop organized by the Accademia di Architettura di Mendrisio in conjunction with Francis Kéré.
Réenchanter le Monde / Re-enchant the World
Cité de l'architecture et du Patrimoine
This exhibition features 40 award-winning architects of the Global Award for Sustainable Architecture, exploring new housing strategies for ever-evolving demographics, ecologies, and economies around the world. Curated by Marie-hélène Contal, the exhibition will be open to the public from May 21st to October 6th in Paris.
We are happy to announce the opening of the CSPS at the Opera Village in Laongo, Burkina Faso. The medical center, which will service as many as five thousand people from the Opera Village and surrounding areas, features a dental, maternity, and inpatient wards organized around a series of shaded courtyards. The main initiative of the Centre focuses on the proactive benefits of preventative care, health education and medical treatment for the surrounding rural community. For more information regarding the Opera Village or to learn how you can help contribute to this ongoing project, please visit