#Archweek15 Day 3: Kunle Adeyemi
How do architects and architecture impact and improve our daily lives?
Answer: Design as a Social Responsibility.
A Project to Discuss: Makoko Floating School.
This floating elementary school exists in an above water shanty town near Lagos, Nigeria. There are three stories to the triangular school, which is floating on plastic barrels. The lower level is the largest and acts as a community space when school isn’t in session. Overall, the school gives each student adequate space and access to daylight; two factors that improve one’s ability to learn. NLE hopes that this will become a prototype and help transform the water town to have buildings that offer more to the residents.
For more on Kunle and the floating schools, check out this video below.
“I am constantly inspired by solutions we discover in everyday life in the world’s developing cities.” -Kunle Adeyemi