Anna Heringer

In Bangladesh, where western-influenced structures have gained favor among the growing middle class, Anna Heringer’s designs offer sustainable alternatives to the trend toward cement and steel buildings. Her village schools and single-family homes combine local materials with modern building techniques and are constructed by local people, without machinery or outside markets. Heringer’s designs reaffirm that progress can be ecologically sensitive and support local craftsmanship.

Anna Heringer is a contributor to "Building, the Future," a collection of images representing influential and visionary architects, on view at Luminary on March 18th at The Midway.