Cascone discusses his research on African vernacular construction methods, and how they can inform a new architectural paradigm incorporating high-tech design with low-tech construction methods.
Video Archive | Africa (3)
Ad?le Naud? Santos reviews her early work in southern Africa, a decade of teaching in the U.S., and her return to practice. She presents a house with distinct public and private aspects, a proposal for an Arts Park in Los Angeles she collaborated in, and projects in Japan that use terraces to bring light and space to narrow, multistory buildings.
Ad?le Santos describes how before coming to the United States she practiced for four years in southern Africa, leaving temporarily–she assumed–to teach for a year. A decade later she got back into practice by entering a series of competitions. Thinking of architecture as a humanistic discipline, she believes that it should not be approached too abstractly. She struggles in her projects to make them contextually, culturally, and technologically appropriate.