Nigerian-born architect Kunlé Adeyemi's NLÉ studio developed the Makoko Floating School as a prototype for building in areas prone to flooding. The triangular shape gives the structure stability on the water, with a low center of gravity. (B/Flickr/Creative Commons 2.0)
COP26 in Context: The importance of building for the environment
Today is day 12 of COP26, and the official theme of the day is cities, regions, and built environments. But what is a built environment, and why is the link to climate change so important?
Most buildings were designed for an earlier climate – here’s what will happen as global warming accelerates. Climate change is drastically altering the environmental conditions in which our buildings were designed to function. But how exactly does climate change affect our building materials?
5 ways to make buildings climate change resilient. Building for resilience against heatwave, cyclones, coastal flooding, and extreme cold — what does the future of infrastructure look like?
An architect with an eye on the environment. Increasingly, architects, and builders are thinking about how their creations affect the health of the planet. Meet Kunlé Adeyemi, a Nigerian architect who has built his career around that question.
Check back tomorrow for more info on what is being explored on the final day of COP26 — and more good reads to keep you informed!