Edible Schoolyard
Monday 15 December 2014
*contributed by Katja Majcen (visit profile page)

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 >

Pol houses
Monday 8 December 2014
*contributed by lohita turlapati (visit profile page)

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 >

White Building
Thursday 20 November 2014
*contributed by Lohita Turlapati (visit profile page)

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 >

Open Embrace
Thursday 20 November 2014
*contributed by Building Trust International (visit profile page)

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 >

Thon Mun Community Centre
Thursday 20 November 2014
*contributed by Architecture in Development (visit profile page)

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 >

Torre de David
Monday 20 October 2014
*contributed by Joost de Bont & Monica Velasco (visit profile page)

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 >

Participatory Design in kampung upgrading
Saturday 11 October 2014
*contributed by Muhammad Kamil

In the scenario of participatory design, architects no longer work just as designers, but also as grassroots facilitators. They thrive on the complexity of kampung conditions, self-consciously avoiding previous governments' methods that involve eviction and the relocation of residents to high-rise towers. Reported by Muhammad Kamil from Indonesia.

CRITICAL DESIGN Practice: reshape Cambodia's urban design in development
Friday 3 October 2014
*contributed by Jennifer Cirne

The pedagogical approach of critical design within the studio BUDD and specifically how it's played out within the fieldtrip project addresses design challenges from the perspective of the community and offers the possibility to work holistically on real life challenges and contradictions. Reported by Jennifer Cirne.

show me more articles show me more articles
BROWSE NEWS BY KEYWORD
ARCHITECTURE PRACTICE BIG IDEAS BUILDING MATERIALS COMMUNITY PRACTICE CRITICAL INCREMENTAL DEVELOPMENT INFORMAL SETTLEMENT PARTICIPATION RECYCLED RECOURCES SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT URBAN RENEWAL VALUE CREATION VERNACULAR
Authors wanted!

Why should you write to Architecture In Development? What can you gain from this experience?

 

 

Read more
Our bookstore

Books inspired our members or books written by our forward thinking collaborators and partners.

Read more
CURRENT VISITORS
There are currently 404 visitors on A.I.D. (404 guests).
they recently joined A.I.D.