The Termite and the Architect

Animal homes resist our understanding

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Nov 30, 2018 · 12 min read
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Illustration: Chris Buzelli

By Lee Billings

I n 1991, the multinational Old Mutual investment group approached the Zimbabwean architect Mick Pearce with an audacious assignment. The group wished to construct a retail and office complex called the Eastgate Centre in Zimbabwe’s capital city of Harare that, at 55,000 square meters, would be the country’s…

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