pani community center
Tuesday 14 July 2015
*contributed by Gerrit Schilder & Hill Scholte (visit profile page)

At the north of Bangladesh, a community center was realized by using locally available materials and skills. The project not only strengthened the local know-how but also stimulated sustainable development in the long run. Read the case study >

Community toilets SPARC
Monday 13 July 2015
*contributed by Lohita Turlapati (visit profile page)

A community toilet that not only provides safe access to clean public toilets in various communities in Mumbai, but also becomes a space for community interaction. On the upper floor, accommodations for the minority communities and a community space are introduced. Read the case study >

Seven lessons from a successful slum upgrading project
Tuesday 9 June 2015
*contributed by Shruti Shiva

Over the past five years, the Yerwada slum area on the outskirts of Pune, India, has gone through a remarkable transformation. Oringially published in Citiscope.org by Shruti Shiva

DeyalKotha
Friday 5 June 2015
*contributed by Sahjabin Kabir (visit profile page)

Underneath a flyover in Dhaka, the local community has transformed a once neglected space into a flourishing place of learning. DeyalKotha is a project which helped grow an existing community space with minimal design intervention. Read the case study >

Slow Architecture by Anne Feenstra
Thursday 4 June 2015
*contributed by Max Verhoeven

A lecture given by Anne Feenstra, revealing how an architect works in different cultures, and the importance of locality and time. "Besides quantity, how can we put a bit more time on quality?"

Rwinkwavu Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Wednesday 3 June 2015
*contributed by Amy Hetletvedt (visit profile page)

The project is a 2015 SEED Award recipient. An architecture that meets a critical public health need, involving training of local builders in extending traditional construction methods into new configurations and potentials. Read the case study >

An Informal Summer Village
Wednesday 3 June 2015
*contributed by Alessandra Coppari (visit profile page)

From fishing deposits to post-earthquake shelters. This case study investigates the history of an informal fishing village in Italy, reflecting on what planning and design can do in preserving, regenerating and sustaining the development of an incidental village. Read the case study >

Turn waste into wealth - Zabaleen community's garbage city
Monday 13 April 2015
*contributed by Alan Kadduri (visit profile page)

Reusing and recycling about 85% of all waste that they collect, the Zabaleen have far surpassed the efficiencies of the best Western recycling schemes. The community sell their collects to local manufacturers who either reuse the materials or export them as recycled raw material, providing a regular income for more than 50,000 people living in the area.

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