Selected Writings

Lokko, M. L., Wireko Manu, F., Mboup, N., Aly Etman, M. A., Raugei, M., Niang, I., & Sarfo-Mensah, R. 2024. “Comparing the Whole Life Cycle Carbon Impact of Conventional and Biogenic Building Materials Across Major Residential Typologies in Ghana and Senegal.” Sustainable Cities and Society 106: 105332. URL.

United Nations Environment Programme (2023). Building Materials and the Climate: Constructing a New Future. Nairobi. URL.

United Nations Environment Programme (2022). 2022 Global Status Report for Buildings and Construction: Towards a Zero‑emission, Efficient and Resilient Buildings and Construction Sector. Nairobi. URL.

Keena, Naomi, Marco Raugei, Mae-ling Lokko, Mohamed Aly Etman, Vicki Achnani, Barbara K. Reck, and Anna Dyson. 2022. "A Life-Cycle Approach to Investigate the Potential of Novel Biobased Construction Materials toward a Circular Built Environment" Energies 15, no. 19: 7239. URL

Lokko, Mae-ling. 2022. Hot Air Rising. Commissioned by the Tallinn 2022 Architeture Biennial x eFlux. URL.

Lokko, Mae-ling. 2022. Colonization of Air. In Nature of Enclosure, edited by Jeffrey Nesbitt.
Actar Publishers. URL

Lokko, Mae-ling. 2021. Coconut Diaries. Commissioned by the Guggenheim Museum x eFlux. URL.

Ridwana, Iffat and Mae-ling Lokko. April 9, 2021. Investigating scales of performance: Ecomanufacturing of mycelium biocomposites in an informal settlement in Dhaka, Bangladesh.  Architecture Research Centers Consortium 2021 Conference: Performative Environments. (Winner Best Paper Award). 

Lokko, Mae-ling. 2021. "Worldforming by Ghanaian Women in Architecture." In Archives of Women Artists,
Research and Exhibitions magazine. URL.

Lokko, Maeling. 2021. “Ground Zero”. In Tomorrow AnewURL.

Lokko, Mae-ling and Selassie Atadika. 2021. Proka Seed Library. MOLD Magazine Issue 5:
Seeds. Winter 2020/21. URL

Lokko, Mae-ling and Gustavo Crembil. 2020. The Architectural Design Studio as a Site for Investigating Comparative Models of Transatlantic, Academic-Industrial Partnership. Folio Journal of African Architecture: 2. URL

Lokko, Mae-ling. 2019. Exhibition catalogue for Ghana National Pavilion at 58th Venice International Art Biennial. URL.

Lokko, Mae-ling. 2019. “El Anatsui: Kente Rhapsody in 18 Pieces” in Frieze Magazine Issue 200. URL

Lokko, Mae-ling. 2018. “Life in Architecture” in Frieze Magazine Issue 196. URL.

Lokko, Mae-ling and Alexandra Rempel. 2018. “Intrinsic Evaporative Cooling and Weather-Responsive Natural Ventilation for Adaptive Thermal Comfort in Tropical Buildings.” International Building Physics Conference. Syracuse: NY. IBPC 2018. URL.

Lokko, Mae-ling and Ron Eglash. 2017. “Transforming the Poor Man’s Building Block: Value Creation, Translation and Circulation for Upcycled Indigenous Building Materials.” Folio Journal of African Architecture: 1. URL

Lokko, Mae-ling and Akwasi McLaren. 2017. “Finding a Place in the Sun.” In Book Series of the University
of Applied Arts Vienna, edited by Rector Gerald Bast, 304-6. Basel: Birkhauser.

Lokko, Mae-ling, Michael Rowell, Anna Dyson, and Alexandra Rempel. 2016. “Development of Affordable Building Materials Using Agricultural Waste By-Products and Emerging Pith, Soy and Mycelium Biobinders.” In 32nd International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture Proceedings, edited by Pablo La Roche and Marc Schiler, 881-887. Los Angeles: PLEA 2016. URL.

Lokko, Mae-ling, Dyson, Anna, and Vollen, Jason. 2014. “Building Integrated Coconut Envelope Systems: Rethinking the Role of Low-tech materials for High Performance in the Hot-humid Region” Proceedings of the XXV International Union of Architects World Congress, Durban, South Africa, August 2014. Ed. Asmira Osman, Gerhard Bruyns and Clinton Aigbavboa. Durban: UIA 2014 Durban, pp. 1368-83. URL.

Lokko, Mae-ling. “The Brazil House: A Return to The Future.” Pambazuka News, July 24, 2013. Accessed
December 15, 2013.

Lokko, Mae-ling and Carine Oberweis. “East African Architecture: Heritage & Tourism: Learning from Ghana.” ANZA Magazine: Issue 2, April 2012, 16-17.

Lokko, Mae-ling. “The History and Architecture of the National Museum (of Ghana).” ArchiAfrika Newsletter- Role of the Museum in African Today. December 2011.

Lokko, Mae-ling. 2011. “Old Accra Revisited.” In Heritage as an Asset for Inner City Development: An Urban Manager’s Guidebook, edited by Jean-Paul Corten, Ellen Geurts, and Paul Meurs.  Rotterdam: Nai Publishers. URL.

Lokko, Mae-ling. 2010. Brazil House: A Return to the Future. Book Commissioned by the Embassy of Brazil in Ghana, Accra: Surf Publications.