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Architecture at home in its community

When TED Fellow Xavier Vilalta was commissioned to create a multistory shopping mall in Addis Ababa, he panicked. Other centers represented everything he hated about contemporary architecture: wasteful, glass towers requiring tons of energy whose design had absolutely nothing to do with Africa. In this charming talk, Vilalta shows how he champions an alternative approach: to harness nature, reference design tradition and create beautiful, modern, iconic buildings fit for a community.

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Xavier Vilalta

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DR. YOGENDRA NATH

- Sep 12, 2021
Interesting.

AMJAD

- Feb 15, 2021
GREAT.

MOHAMMAD

- Feb 1, 2021
Great!

Joy Mildred Adhiambo

- Sep 14, 2020
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- Mar 30, 2020
Interesting!

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- Aug 11, 2019
Architecture at home in its community

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- Apr 22, 2019
Innovative

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- Mar 31, 2019
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Ki

- Aug 7, 2018
Interesting info! Thanks!

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- Jun 3, 2018
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