Clay Buildings, Gando

by | Dec 13, 2013 | Africa, Housing

Diébédo Francis Kéré has changed his home town forever using one simple element, clay.

An architect by trade, Diébédo is origianlly from Gando and has developed a unique building method utilising local resources and community trust. He uses compacted clay and local waste to build new local civic buildings, like the local primary school, and teach new skills to participating locals. By doing so, residents gain new skills and earn money to further support development in their own community.

Watch the amazing TED Talk here and visit Diébédo Francis Kéré’s  website here.

Images courtesy of Kéré Architecture.