The village of Gatlang is located in the district of Rasuwa, 80km North-West of Kathmandu, 15km for Tibet and 2240m altitude. Gatlang is a dense traditionnal Tamang village of 350 houses and 2000 inhabitants. The earthquake of 25th april 2015 has partially or totally destroyed most of the houses. > Read the case study
As the architectural practice is evolving and interests are shifting towards social architecture, we are more and more curious about the new roles of architects in this changing landscape. How do #FutureArchitects view their practices? What are the tools to #Buildify their project initiatives?
Located in the province of El Oro, Ecuador, the emergency house was constructed in 10 days in the month of May 2016. This project seeks to create a new kernel within the community by reactivating the area; architecture may be the catalyst that fosters a transformation that surpasses anxiety and uncertainty. > Read the case study
The Ilima Primary School aims to set a new standard for rural education and to redefine what architecture can aspire to in limited-resource areas. The school serves as a community centre in the rural Congo to promote sustainable farming and hunting practices for the mutually beneficial integration of villages and wildlife.
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Founded in 2012, a.gor.a architects is based in Mae Sot, Thailand along the Thai-Burma Border. The studio has grown through an organic process of getting involved with NGO’s and community based organizations. In this interview, Jan Glasmeier shares a brief history of their practice and how their practice has evolved to deliver works of inspirational architecture.
A migrant learning center in Mae Sot, Thailand was in urgent need for additional classrooms. With a small budget of 2600$, the classrooms had to be ready to use within four weeks time.
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Hathigaon (or elephant village) is the popular name of community-housing for mahouts – a local community of elephant riders, trainers, or keepers - and even housing for their hundred-odd elephants. This case study reveals how the housing initiative enables both the ecological and the economic sustainability for the mahouts and elephants. > Read the case study
Over the past two decades, the urban development of Shanghai shows that efforts to preserve the existing city have been unsuccessful. By neglecting cultural heritage, don't we risk depriving contemporary and future populations of their identity?