Architecture for a Change

Architecture for a Change 

Malawi Africa Architecture Design
The Legson Kayira Community Center & Primary School

The Legson Kayira Community Center & Primary School – The design explores the possibility of the school as a covered canopy. It offers a larger covered area that provides shade, open, well-lit and ventilated spaces and becomes a visual icon. Shade netting, lightweight steel, local masonry and corrugated iron form the architectural language of the building. Local masonry handmade by local woman on site was used to create vertical louvers on the exterior of the classrooms to act as shading devices and structural support for the roof. The use of refurbished shipping containers were used as these are structurally sound elements that have a dual function… Read more






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