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Nlé

Africa | Karatu

Accelerated urbanization is one of the dominant features of our century. The approach adopted by many of the world’s megacities to the similar problems arising as a result, whatever their latitude, are often very similar too. However, cities in developing countries where scant resources demand optimized use, have frequently come up with solutions that could be applied on a wider scale. With offices in Amsterdam and Lagos, Nlé is not so much an architecture practice as a multidisciplinary research and experimentation center looking across the board at how to provide architectural consistency to the cities and communities of the developing world, adopting a modus operandi transferable to other contexts. “Nlé” means “at home” in Yoruba, the language of the first African population to become urbanized in the 11th Century and subsequently...

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