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NLÉ Kunlé Adeyemi’s Makoko floating school collapsed after heavy rainfall

WA Contents • June 14, 2016 • 1152

NLÉ-Kunlé Adeyemi’s Makoko School collapsed on Tuesday after a heavy rainfall that took over most part of the Lagos including Makoko, a slum and highly populated part of the state, according to local sources, NAIJ. The floating school designed by NLÉ-Kunlé Adeyemi in Nigeria, sitting on the 256 plastic drums and powered by solar panels suspended on the roof. The project was developed for Lagos water communities, who are the poor residents of the area. (...)

Rem Koolhaas and Kunlé Adeyemi discuss the past, present and future of the Lagos

WA Contents • February 29, 2016 • 1459

Kunlé Adeyemi and Rem Koolhaas at the OMA offices in Rotterdam. image via The Guardian.In 1997 two architects set out to rethink Lagos, an African megacity that had been largely abandoned by the state. Amid the apparent chaos and crime, they discovered remarkable patterns of organisation. Two decades later, Rem Koolhaas and Kunlé Adeyemi discuss the past, present and future of the city – and reveal why their own project never saw the light of day.Rem Koolh (...)

Makoko Floating School is a prototype floating structure that changes urbanizing African context

WA Contents • August 24, 2015 • 1852

all images © NLÉ / Iwan BaanMakoko Floating School is a prototype structure that addresses physical and social needs in view of the growing challenges of climate change in an urbanizing African context. It is a movable 'building' or 'watercraft' currently located in the aquatic community of Makoko in the lagoon heart of Africa's second most populous city - Lagos, Nigeria. It is a floating structure that adapts to the tidal changes and varying water (...)