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 >
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 >
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 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 >
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 >
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