We speak with the 2017 winner of the Wheelwright Prize to learn how he became interested in vernacular architecture, what he thinks about Alejandro Aravena's work, and what he hopes to accomplish with this grant.
An excerpt from the definitive text on the legendary anarchic walled settlement
Projects like Hong Kong's Kowloon Walled City have sparked fascination among architects and designers, who overlook the terrible living conditions these slums fostered.
Landscape strategies for informal settlements: creating armatures to shape urban form
From the seeming chaos of Heliopolis a makeshift culture emerges