AFRICA: Architecture, Culture & Identity
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
Taking cues from traditional architectural forms and practices from Francis Kéré’s home village in rural West Africa, this architectural installation aims to highlight the powerful ability of architecture to embody cultural narratives, traditions, and aspirations. The installation is part of a larger exhibition titled AFRICA at the Louisiana Museum of Art and will be open from June 25th to October 25th 2015.
Camper Pop-up Store is open for business!
By combining the best attributes from in-store and online shopping, the Camper Pop-up store aims to create a fully-functioning shop with an embedded atmosphere of virtual, sensory, and communal interfaces. The joint project from Vitra and Camper is the result of a shared passion for design and innovation, and is connected with the exhibition “Making Africa” currently on display at the Vitra Design Museum. Opened on June 18, the project can be visited at the Buckminster Fuller Dome on the Vitra Campus in Weil am Rhein until mid-September 2015.
Making Architecture: A Continent of Contemporary Design
Vitra Design Museum
Showcasing the work over 120 artist and designers including Kéré Architecture, this major exhibition by the Vitra Design Museum focuses on a new generation of entrepreneurs and thinkers from and within Africa. Africa is presented as a hub of experimentation generating new approaches and solutions of worldwide relevance - and as a driving force for a new discussion of the potential of design in the twenty-first century. All of the works presented are underpinned by a quest to address questions of material culture and everyday aesthetics. The exhibition will be open from March 14th to August 13th before traveling to the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao in Autumn 2015.
The State of the Art of Architecture
2015 Chicago Architecture Biennial
Kéré Architecture has been announced as a participant in the first ever Chicago Architecture Biennial which will provide a platform for groundbreaking architectural projects and spatial experiments that demonstrate how creativity and innovation can radically transform our lived experience. Through a constellation of exhibitions, full-scale installations, and a program of events, the Biennial will invite the public to engage with and think about architecture in new and unexpected ways, and to take part in a global discussion on the future of the field.
2014 Schelling Architecture Foundation Award
Diébédo Francis Kéré has been announced winner of the prestigious 2014 Schelling Architecture Foundation Architecture Prize. Anna Heringer and Carla Juaçaba were also nominated for this year's award, whose theme was Indigenous ingenuity. Kéré was honored alongside Juhani Pallasmaa, who was named winner of the Schelling Architecture Theory Award.
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.
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