What does Shanghai's disappearing Heritage teach us about Urban Development
Wednesday 9 March 2016
*contributed by Nicolas Gustin (visit profile page)

Over the past two decades, the urban development of Shanghai shows that efforts to preserve the existing city have been unsuccessful. By neglecting cultural heritage, don't we risk depriving contemporary and future populations of their identity?

Co-housing Project at Ciliwung Riverfront
Thursday 11 February 2016
*contributed by ASF indonesia (visit profile page)

After a massive eviction along the riverside settlement in Jarkata, a pilot house was developed together by six familites during October 2015 to January 2016. The co-housing presents four dwelling units with shared utlities. Read the case study >

Silindokulhe Temporary Pre-School
Thursday 11 February 2016
*contributed by Collectif Saga (visit profile page)

A pre-school in an informal settlemen was constructed in 6 months, initiated and built together by local community and a group of young architects, Joe Slovo Township, South Africa. Read the case study >

sankofa house
Tuesday 29 December 2015
*contributed by m.a.m.o.t.h. (visit profile page)

Sankofa house is a winning proposal for a family house built for less than $8,000, using traditional building techniques, local expertise and skilled workers. Read the case study >

Dorchester Art + Housing Collaborative
Thursday 24 December 2015
*contributed by Adelle Main (visit profile page)

On Chicago's South Side, a block of 32 town houses was rehabilitated into a mixed income development. Now known as the Dorchester Art + Housing Collaborative, the project is a successful example of creative approaches to socially engaged and community based urban revitalisation. Read the case study >

Between formal and informal practice: a case study in Curitiba, Brasil
Wednesday 18 November 2015
*contributed by Federica Natalia Rosati & Riccardo Maroso (visit profile page)

This case study examines alternative solutions for the standardized affordable housing development practice through both top-down & bottom-up approaches.

Thnouh School
Friday 13 November 2015
*contributed by Project little dream (visit profile page)

From a vernacular Khmer house to a school. Built from the same local material by the same local builders, Thnouh School aims to manifest a profound progression in a new typology that stemmed from Thnouh Village. Read the case study >

Low Cost Climate Responsive Schools
Thursday 12 November 2015
*contributed by Joana Darbj (visit profile page)

In Lebanon, there is an urgent need for educational opportunities and facilities in Syrian refugees. This sandbag prototype school improves the learning environment for the refugee families and provides them with know-how on climate-responsive design. Read the case study >

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