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SelgasCano & Helloeverything / Spain LOUISIANA HAMLET, 2015 In Kenya, people invent ingenious architecture using common construction materials with means largely overlooked by the architectural profession. Inherent in this collective resourcefulness is a profound intelligence, which inspires and motivates Louisiana Hamlet. Louisiana Hamlet is an integrated building system, traversing across continents, in its dual role as a school in Kibera, Nairobi, and exhibition pavilion at the Louisiana Museum in Denmark. Shipped from Denmark to Kenya at the end of the exhibition, the project utilizes generic construction scaffolding components to produce a novel mobile architecture. Like its predecessor, the Konokono Center in Turkana, Kenya, the project foregrounds creative reapplications of building conventions to create a dynamic space for collectivity – one which prioritizes an intelligent use of simple means. 252 


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