Designer, urban researcher, and floating architecture pioneer, Kunlé Adeyemi is a visionary whose work spans disciplines and continents. In fact, there isn’t much that Adeyemi doesn’t do, he is simply interested in finding ways to engage with the concept of the city. This is especially true when related to the Global South and developing countries. Kunlé's work spans planning and floating architecture in Lagos, Nigeria, to more high-profile designs such as his 2017 Serpentine Summer House.
Adeyemi has always been interested in architecture. Following in his father’s footsteps, he designed his first building when he was just a teenager. Kunlé went on to cut his teeth at the legendary studio of Rem Koolhaas, OMA (Office for Metropolitan Architecture). Since then, having started his own studio in the Netherlands, Adeyemi has become mostly associated with one specific movement in architecture. This movement uses water as its foundation and has been appropriately dubbed, 'floating architecture'. Floating architecture has been a hot topic in city planning in recent years. It offers invaluable ‘blue space’ to architects dealing with overcrowded urban centers brimming with waterways.