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> RIBA: 'Step by Step: Sustainable Buildings in Africa', Francis Kere (part 1)

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Francis Kéré is an architect from Burkina Faso who designs sustainable architecture for the benefit of the people of his home continent. Kéré is motivated by a deep commitment to furthering the use and development of traditional building among local communities. His projects are designed to combine climatic comfort with low-cost construction, making the most of local materials and the potential of the local community, whilst adapting technology from the industrialized world in a simple and innovative way. Francis Kéré won the prestigious Aga Khan Award for Architecture in 2004 for the primary school in his home village of Gando, Burkina Faso.