The latest edition of Dezeen Debate features Burkinabè architect Diébédo Francis Kéré, who has won this year’s Pritzker Architecture Prize.
Born in Gando, Burkina Faso, Kéré is the first African and the first Black architect to win the prestigious Pritzker Architecture Prize, which has been awarded annually since 1979.
The architect was recognised for his body of work that “empowers and transforms communities through the process of architecture”.
Commenters are delighted. One called Kéré “probably one of Africa’s all-time greats”.
Other stories in this week’s newsletter include a house in Sweden formed of stacked shipping containers, BIG’s proposal for a hotel room surrounded by hundreds of birdhouses and a roundup of six vulva-shaped buildings.
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