In Amsterdam, an ambitious team is turning an abandoned former shipyard into a temporary, ten-years eco community. This is a successful story of regenerating values of the discarded land and materials. Read the whole story >
When Architecture goes beyond the building, it promises dignity and comfort to the people it serves, and can have impact on a long term basis, educate and heal people. The Butaro Hospital in Rwanda, serving 320,000 inhabitants who until then were lack of basic health facility, is the built proof of such an ambitious vision. Read the whole story >
As one of the 26 architects, James Stirling was invited to design a cluster of dwellings for the PREVI project. He designed a so-calles Hypercasa, which would generate an income for the inhabitants. Using only three components Stirling was able to interpreted the future behavior of the families. Read the whole story >
Three years after the refurbishment of the classrooms, Abu Hindi community asked to build a playground as well as new spaces for teachers, director and students. Having the same context has the first stage of the project, the challenge is to deal with scarce resources in zone of political tension, the local climate and land policy constrains. Read the whole story >
In underdeveloped settlements, a lack of sanitation is one of the major problems. By applying an additive strategy, this project aims to significantly improve hygiene and strengthen social cohesion within the local community by involving the residents throughout the process.
PREVI is one of the most ambitious experiments, regarding to social housing ever built. Not only for the enourmous number of variables, but also because it connected all outstanding architects of it's time. After three decades the residents adapted the dwellings to their needs and wishes. In some we can still recognize the original dwellings, while in others all initial traces have been lost. Read the whole story >
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