The newest Mono. Kultur is all about Francis Kere.
Born in 1965 in Gando as the son of the village chief, Kéré had the rare opportunity to receive a primary education in the nearby city of Tenkodogo. At the age of 13, he began an apprenticeship in carpentry, and in 1985, the first plane that Kéré ever boarded would be the one that brought him to Germany for a carpentry training programme. Afterwards, Kéré decided to attend night classes so he would qualify for the renowned architecture and engineering course at Berlin’s Technische Universitat.
This issue; Of Clay and Community, covers an overview of this accomplished architects work through a conversation with Fiona Shipwright. From entire facades made from eucalyptus wood, to clay ceiling systems developed to provide natural cooling and ventilation.