Kampong Maligan is a small village surrounded by a Forestry Reserve, in
the Sipitang region of southeast Sabah, Malaysia. Although Malaysia is one of
S.E. Asia's most developed countries, the resource-rich eastern states of Sabah
and Sarawak still suffer from a lack of education and opportunity. Read the case study >
image source: Shenzhen Urban Villages: HuBei
Through Ching's house's story, one can reconstitute the integration of rural villages in the Shenzhen metropolis, their evolution into urban villages and the adaption of the living unit into the tool-house model of mixed used habitats.
In 2013, a parking lot in New York city was transformed into an urban garden and teaching space, with the aim of integrating food production and cultivation in the academic curriculum and thus increasing awareness about healthy nutrition and environmental consciousness among students. Read the case study >
The historic city of Ahmadabad is characterised by an urban pattern, consist of three scales of community based settlement: the neighborhood 'Pur', the sub neighborhood 'Pol' and a house. Each Pol was socially and architecturally homogenous and provided a territory for the interaction, co-operation and interdependence that enhanced a cohesive and self-sustaining community. Read the case study >
The White Building was once an ambitious housing estate - today claimed by a community of genocide survivors, families, social workers, local business people, university students and civil servants who call it home. Read the case study >
A $3000 house that could withstand flooding and offer a safe and secure home for low income families in Cambodia. Open Embrace is one of the three winners of Building Trust international's Future of Sustainable Housing in Cambodia Competition. Read the case study >
If urbanization is a process through which social mobility is encouraged, education offered in the Community Centre provides an opportunity for individuals living in Thon Mun Village the mobility to enter other industries apart from agriculture. Read the case study >
To those unaware of its history, the Centro Financiero Confinanzas looks like any other unfinished skyscraper, located in the financial district of Venezuela's capital. Over the last 20 years, it has been vacant, then became home to more than a thousand families - who are now being evacuated. Read the case study >
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