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Education is very important. Around the world kids get their lessons under varied conditions. Now this is a real ingenious school yard – ‘urbanism on water’

Check out this video about a school house on stilts …’the story behind the floating school of Makoko’
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Watch video after the cut ….

https://embed.theguardian.com/embed/video/cities/video/2016/feb/23/water-world-makoko-floating-school-lagos-kunle-adeyemi

Architect Kunlé Adeyemi tells the story of why and how he came to design and build Makoko Floating School in Lagos, how he was inspired by the attitude of the slum’s residents, and how he hopes his structure will act as a prototype for dealing with housing shortages and the impact of climate change – a kind of ‘urbanism on water’

 

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