Watch Now: CNN explores indigenous methods for sustainable architecture


Broadcaster CNN turns its attention to architecture in its Ones to Watch show which shines a spotlight on the up-and-coming creative talents set to be the next big names in culture and the arts.

The latest edition is dedicated to looking at how innovative designers are creating buildings to overcome the challenges of tomorrow.

A spokesman for the company said: “Look around, we are surrounded by architecture. From the temples of ancient Greece to the jagged skylines of Dubai, every structure on our planet was conceived by a creative mind – an architect.


“Today’s architects are battling to balance our desire for aesthetic with our need to live sustainably. Growing populations and fragile environments are changing the way people design.”

CNN’s most recent Ones to Watch features international architect David Adjaye, the man behind the new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in the US.

In the programme Adjaye introduces us to two up and coming talents – Kunlé Adeyemi from Nigeria who is making a name for himself building floating buildings in the low-lying slum areas of Lagos and Vo Trong Nghia from Vietnam who has found new and ingenious ways to build with bamboo, a material he believes will become the steel of the 21st century.

Both from emerging economies, they represent a new generation of architect, re-imagining the built environment for people across the world.

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