Monocle on Design

Francis Kéré

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8 November 2022

Episode 578

30 minutes


Photo: Felix Brüggemann

We meet Pritzker Architecture Prize winner Francis Kéré to discuss his sustainable and local approach to design. Plus: we visit tropical modernism masterpiece Casa de Vidro in Brazil.

8 November 2022

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Chapter 1

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Chapter 1

Francis Kéré, part 1

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We discuss how the architect began his career in architecture by way of carpentry in Burkina Faso.

9 minutes

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Chapter 2

8 minutes


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Chapter 2

Casa de Vidro

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We venture to Brazil where, nestled among the rainforest canopies surrounding São Paulo, is architectural gem Casa de Vidro.

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Chapter 3

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Chapter 3

Francis Kéré, part 2

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We discuss Kéré’s sustainable approach that uses readily available materials and local knowledge.

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