Courtyard house
Monday 23 March 2015
*contributed by Building Trust international (visit profile page)

The Courtyard house is a response to the traditional Cambodian dwelling. It is rooted in the tried and tested Cambodian vernacular, both spatially and in terms of its construction. Read the case study >

"After the rain comes..."
Monday 23 March 2015
*contributed by c-re-a.i.d. (visit profile page)

In a rural village of tanzania, a family house was made by a cooperation of students, local craftsmen and NGOs. How did the cooperation begin and what are the roles of the students and other stakeholders involved? Read the case study >

Corporations as Agents of Change: An Interview with Samsung Electronics
Wednesday 18 March 2015
*contributed by Architecture In Development

Why is Samsung Electronics involved in village development, what have they achieved, and how have they engaged the community to collaborate? In this interview, Samsung shares their experience and the knowledge gained through the case of Nanum Village Project.

library of muyinga
Wednesday 18 March 2015
*contributed by Helene Thebault (visit profile page)

The library of Muyinga is an inclusive school for deaf children in northeast Burundi, built by locally sourced materials and techniques, and made possible by a collaboration with the local communities, NGOs and the architects. Read the case study >

A Kindergarten in Ropi
Tuesday 24 February 2015
*contributed by Sara Capurro (visit profile page)

Ropi is a village of Ethiopia, where economy is mainly based on agriculture and cattle breeding. A cooperative has been active since 2006 in the earth construction and in 2011 initiated the village's first kindergarten. Read the case study >

Bethel Secondary School
Tuesday 24 February 2015
*contributed by Article 25 (visit profile page)

Founded in 2006, Article 25 worked with local builders, craftspeople, and fellow UK charity to construct Bethel Secondary School, allowing up to 1100 children access to enhanced education and vocational training facilities. Read the case study >

Building new relationships
Tuesday 10 February 2015
*contributed by Changfang Luo (visit profile page)

How can we extend the design-planning service to serve the 100% of the world population? A new practice where designers, planners play a different role, and where the citizens or the communities act on urgent everyday problems, and the NGOs, local government or universities work as funders, partners and facilitators.

vrijburcht
Tuesday 10 February 2015
*contributed by Architecture in Development

Vrijburcht is a pioneering example of bottom-up, community-led housing project that is developed by collective private commissioners. During 2004-2007, a group of people together with the architect, organized themselves as a cooperation and actively participated in realizing their own housing. Read the case study >

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