What They Say About Future Architects
Thursday 3 November 2016
*contributed by Architecture in Development

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?

Project Chacras; Pop up Productive Housing
Tuesday 4 October 2016
*contributed by Natura Futura Arquitectura (visit profile page)

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

Ilima Primary School
Friday 2 September 2016
*contributed by MASS design group (visit profile page)

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.
> Read the case study

 

Interview: agora architects
Monday 29 August 2016
*contributed by Jorge Gerini (visit profile page)

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.

Temporary Classrooms for Migrant Schools
Wednesday 13 July 2016

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.
> Read the case study

Housing for Mahouts and their Elephants
Sunday 5 June 2016

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

What does Shanghai's disappearing Heritage teach us about Urban Development
Wednesday 9 March 2016
*contributed by Nicolas Gustin (visit profile page)

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?

Co-housing Project at Ciliwung Riverfront
Thursday 11 February 2016
*contributed by ASF indonesia (visit profile page)

After a massive eviction along the riverside settlement in Jarkata, a pilot house was developed together by six familites during October 2015 to January 2016. The co-housing presents four dwelling units with shared utlities. Read the case study >

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