first look at serpentine pavilion 2017: african architect diébédo francis kéré reveals his new design - clear polycarbonate panels
Architect dibedo Francis Carlyle said: "In my hometown of gandot, climbing up the higher ground at night, looking for light in the darkness around, it is easy to find celebrations.
With more and more people coming, the little light gets bigger, he said.
As the designer of this year's snake print Pavilion, buckinah Faso-
The born architect hopes that this sense of gathering will appear one night when "The pavilion will be a beacon, a symbol of storytelling and solidarity ".
Corey tells a good story, which is not surprising because his own story is amazing.
In his 2013 TED speech, he described his own origin of West Africa in front of an avid audience, who was born in a small village, gandot, in 1965.
"There is no electricity, no clean drinking water, and no school.
But my father wanted me to learn to read and write.
Therefore, the son of the village chief, who left home at the age of 7, went to the city to study in a basic classroom packed with 150 other children, not only became the first literate person in his village, he also received a scholarship to study architecture at Berlin University of Technology.
Carlyle is still working as an intern in the German capital, but is basically set up in Africa, starting with a school in his hometown --
Built with mud bricks for $50,000 (£40,100)
He grew up as a student.
The school is his typical work, and he uses traditional architectural techniques and materials in combination with modern engineering to create a cultureand climate-
When he came back from Europe and wanted to build with traditional mud, his fellow villagers were shocked at first, thinking it was a poor substance (
"You asked us to do this in the field? ! ”)
But they gradually got the idea.
Gando country school won him the prestigious Aga Khan Architecture Award in 2004 and established his name.
Corey's only previous exposure in the UK was his happy installation of plastic honeycomb at the sensing space exhibition at the Royal College in 2014, rendering out hairy with colored straws.
In his Kensington Garden Design, Clay was left and replaced by a roughly circular structure that evokes the idea of trees and their canopy --
The intersection of communities in many cultures.
The Indigo wall surrounding the space in the center. The steel-
The frame roof and its perforated blue walls cover the wood recovered from the building waste.
This will allow mottled light and shadows, but there will also be a clear polycarbonate layer to prevent rain from entering
The 300sq m pavilion in 2017 is particularly important, starting in June, there will be more program activities than usual.
The central oculus will collect any rain funnel on the roof through what is known as the "spectacular waterfall effect", before evacuating through the drainage system on the floor, stored for irrigation of the surrounding gardens.
Carlyle described it as a micro.
The universe is an open structure that contains elements centered on water.
"You can't create the universe or the community without water.
"The idea of the tree as a meeting place is also at the heart of Carlyle's project so far --
In the unrest of 2014, after the old parliament was burned down by protesters, a new parliament was created in the capital of Bukina Faso, waguadugu.
Carlyle insists that in order to heal social divisions, there should be places where people come together, not somewhere behind high walls and security.
He wants a green roof in his parliament that people can walk.
"This tree is a powerful structure.
It's the first place for humans to meet.
The main sanctuary that gives you protection under its canopy.
If you go to Africa today, meetings will be held under the trees, in cities and in rural areas.
It has a great positive effect on human beings.
"Not long ago, there was a time when design experts were satisfied with understanding the direction of the building --
Names of Europe, North America and Japan
Plus Oscar Niemayer in Brazil or Charles Correa in India and other outliers.
It's a lazy consensus that architects are now getting attention from Vietnam to Chile, from Ghana to Lebanon.
Serpentine has helped broaden this vision through its artistic and architectural planning.
The former pavilion architects included the summer palace of Smiljan Radic and Kunl é Adeyemi in Chile.
Known for his water School in Lagos
It was one of the annex buildings of the pavilion last year.
Julia Peyton's departure.
Jones and the new arrival (ish)
Serpentine CEO Yana Peel also had the opportunity to expand the tent with architect Sir David Adjaye, who is now a judge of the pavilion design this year.
The design of Kéré follows the "zipper Wall" 2016 Pavilion of Bjarke ingels, which is visited by more than 250,000 people --
The most so far.
Speak english very carefully.
His third language.
Seems to be overwhelmed by the winding footsteps he follows
Zaha Hadid, Herzog, and de Meilun, Frank Gary. “[My design]
Linked to all these names.
It's a great honor for me, but it's also a pressure.
They will see what I have done from previous experiences.
It's not, it's not even Berlin-it is London!
He attributed New Western interest in African cultural production to many factors.
He said the Internet has helped the West realize what is going on, while great cultural and economic changes have taken place in areas such as West Africa.
"We have a generation of people who study in the West and now have a network and new media so that people can get access to the work. It’s both —
The West is discovering and the people [in West Africa]are acting.
The people in bukiena want me to help their children learn architecture.
In the past, there was no way.
I am honored.
"No matter what the obvious humility is, there is no great motivation and power, and the journey of Carlyle will not begin.
He says his motivation has always been to show his village what is possible.
"When I came to the west, I wanted to serve my community with my skills.
People were surprised at my building before I finished my studies, but it was a school in my own village and I had to do it!
They are very excited.
Architecture is a tool to motivate people, build schools, nurseries, medical centers.
"The ancient techniques, such as clay bricks and solid soil, are not only buildings for the poor, but can be integrated into modern thinking so that they are not washed away in heavy rain, Corey said.
There is still a lot to do.
"There is still no electricity in my village.
People are still dying in bukinafaso and getting clean drinking water is still a big problem.
"If you create an effective space, it will inspire.
If young people know that you can go to college and learn how to use materials, it can arouse our emotions and keep us as we are.
If I can inspire people's innovative spirit, it will completely change their lives.