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Kunlé Adeyemi: My Practice "Is Not About 'Floating Architecture'"

Kunlé Adeyemi: My Practice "Is Not About 'Floating Architecture'"

"We're not only invested in building on water. It's not about 'floating architecture,' that's really not what my practice is focused on. It's really the relationship between water and the city, between water and humans."

In this intriguing interview produced by Louisiana Channel, founder of NLÉ Architects Kunlé Adeyemi discusses the relationship of his work to water through projects such as Chicoco Radio, their proposal for the Chicago Lakefront Kiosk contest, and of course the Makoko Floating School project. Reflecting on the role of water in human settlement, Adeyemi explains how designing with in the context of water introduces both challenges and opportunities, adding that around the world he believes "we are just starting to brace ourselves and learn to live with water as opposed to fighting it."

The video is the second released by Louisiana Channel in connection with the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art's AFRICA exhibition, on show until October 25th. Find out more details here.

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Cite: Rory Stott. "Kunlé Adeyemi: My Practice "Is Not About 'Floating Architecture'"" 04 Sep 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/773136/kunle-adeyemi-my-practice-is-not-about-floating-architecture/> ISSN 0719-8884

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