sankofa house
Tuesday 29 December 2015
*contributed by m.a.m.o.t.h. (visit profile page)

Sankofa house is a winning proposal for a family house built for less than $8,000, using traditional building techniques, local expertise and skilled workers. Read the case study >

Dorchester Art + Housing Collaborative
Thursday 24 December 2015
*contributed by Adelle Main (visit profile page)

On Chicago's South Side, a block of 32 town houses was rehabilitated into a mixed income development. Now known as the Dorchester Art + Housing Collaborative, the project is a successful example of creative approaches to socially engaged and community based urban revitalisation. Read the case study >

Between formal and informal practice: a case study in Curitiba, Brasil
Wednesday 18 November 2015
*contributed by Federica Natalia Rosati & Riccardo Maroso (visit profile page)

This case study examines alternative solutions for the standardized affordable housing development practice through both top-down & bottom-up approaches.

Thnouh School
Friday 13 November 2015
*contributed by Project little dream (visit profile page)

From a vernacular Khmer house to a school. Built from the same local material by the same local builders, Thnouh School aims to manifest a profound progression in a new typology that stemmed from Thnouh Village. Read the case study >

Low Cost Climate Responsive Schools
Thursday 12 November 2015
*contributed by Joana Darbj (visit profile page)

In Lebanon, there is an urgent need for educational opportunities and facilities in Syrian refugees. This sandbag prototype school improves the learning environment for the refugee families and provides them with know-how on climate-responsive design. Read the case study >

Playgrounds for Refugees as emergency response
Wednesday 4 November 2015
*contributed by CatalyticAction (visit profile page)

Ibtasem" (Smile) is a pilot playground project designed for Syrian refugee children living in the informal tented settlements of Bar Elias in the Beqaa Valley of Lebanon. Read the case study >

granby four street
Thursday 29 October 2015
*contributed by Jorge Gerini (visit profile page)

The BBC called it "the streets that refuse to die", The Guardian newspaper "The Liverpool locals who took control of their long-neglected streets". Granby Four Street is a community housing regeneration project lead by the residents and studio Assemble. Read the case study >

Ruca Dwellings
Thursday 29 October 2015
*contributed by Paola Velasco (visit profile page)

With the hopes of translating these traditions into their new homes, the residents actively participated in the design of 25 dwellings with the architect; the project is also a result of the collaboration between local municipality and NGOs. Read the case study >

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