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.

Courtyard house
Monday 23 March 2015
*contributed by Building Trust international (visit profile page)

The Courtyard house is a response to the traditional Cambodian dwelling. It is rooted in the tried and tested Cambodian vernacular, both spatially and in terms of its construction. Read the case study >

"After the rain comes..."
Monday 23 March 2015
*contributed by c-re-a.i.d. (visit profile page)

In a rural village of tanzania, a family house was made by a cooperation of students, local craftsmen and NGOs. How did the cooperation begin and what are the roles of the students and other stakeholders involved? Read the case study >

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