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 >
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?"
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 >
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 >
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.
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 >
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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