Common spring - community placemaking
Monday 24 August 2015
*contributed by Jorge Gerini (visit profile page)

What is this urban common movement? In the last couple of years, this movement has been gaining momenten. Perhaps the reason behind this interest is the focus and success it has on building communities rather than building infrastructure.

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 >

The Floating Basket Homes of Iraq: A Paradise almost Lost to Saddam
Thursday 11 June 2015
*contributed by Tere García (visit profile page)

It was Iraq's 'Garden of Eden'; unique wetlands in Southern Iraq. These architectural wonders were built fast and quick without nails, wood or glass. They were known as 'mudhif'. They all rested on small islands which were built with compacted mud and rushes.

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 >

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