A Conversation With Berlin Architect Diébédo Francis Kéré

A Conversation With Berlin Architect Diébédo Francis Kéré

By William Hanley
The visionary architect talks about his home village in Burkina Faso and his lodgepole pine-log pavilion at Tippet Rise Art Center in Montana.

Diébédo Francis Kéré smiled with nervous pride as he led a group on a tour of his pavilion at Tippet Rise Art Center, a 12,000-acre ranch, sculpture park, and classical music venue in southern Montana. A strong sun filtered through the structure’s circular canopy of stripped logs that form a rippling honeycomb pattern.

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