The Lagos Chronicles: The Floating School In the second installment of The Lagos Chronicles documentary series, My Africa Is spotlights architect Kunle Adeyemi's innovative floating school in the Makoko fishing village.

The Lagos Chronicles: The Floating School

Published on Wed, Jun 26 2013 by Web Master
Makoko's 100,000 or so members know water and they know it well. The inhabitants of this precious fishing community that sits atop the Lagos lagoon endure some of the worst living conditions any human can face during the Nigerian rainy season, their houses rendered virtually inhabitable whenever there's a heavy downpour. Looking to mitigate his hometown's perennial problem, architect Kunle Adeyemi reached deep within himself and came up with a gem of an idea: a floating school/community center.
 
See photos and watch the documentary below.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Image credits: Iwan Baan/New York TimesNLÉ Architects
 

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