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Architects Without Frontiers

Architects Without Frontiers

Architect in a foreign culture .: poems and poets :. .: classic poetry, world's largest critical poetry forums, poetry links from everypoet.com :. Architecture for Humanity Public Architecture Quotes and Famous Sayings - The Quotations Page BaseHabitat UKUMBI NGO Using architecture to mitigate poverty Ukumbi ry is a Finnish non-governmental organisation established in 2007 by three Finnish architects. Saija Hollmén, Jenni Reuter and Helena Sandman have all extensive experience of development cooperation projects in several African countries. In the course of their work they realised that culturally knowledgeable and skilfully designed architecture is a tool that can be used to improve the living conditions of communities and to mitigate poverty. The mission of Ukumbi is to offer architectural planning and design for underprivileged groups. In addition to cultural sustainability, Ukumbi also seeks to create ecologically sustainable architecture. * ) Ukumbi is a Swahili word that denotes a public meeting place or forum.

ThinkOrSwim (the Climatechange.ie Blog) | Climate Change, Sustainability and Global Warming. Climatechange.ie Housing Revolution: Better, safer, smarter, more sustainable dwellings green architecture notes » Favela-Bairro project: Jorge Mario Jauregui Rio de Janiero Sustainable cities require sustainable communities as well as care for the environment. Brazilian architect, Jorge Mario Jauregui has been working in Rio de Janiero for the last fifteen years to use his skills as an architect to bring infrastructure and community facilities to the informal communities throughout the city known as favelas. Favelas, which house about 20% of the city’s population, have been growing in pockets of unclaimed land throughout the city for the past 100 years. However, since unplanned and originally unsanctioned by the government, these communities lack infrastructure and public social spaces. Jorge has coined the phrase “favela-barrio” to describe his approach to urban design in the favelas. Literally translated as ‘slum-neighborhood’, it expresses the idea that these informal developments, or shanty towns, are here to stay and are thriving communities; and with some infrastructure and public space can be transformed into neighborhoods.

Design humanitaire | Ça Blog - Ça m’intéresse Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum A New York, le Cooper-Hewitt Museum, musée national du design, organise jusqu’au 23 septembre une passionnante exposition intitulée “Design pour les 90% restants”. C’est-à-dire une sélection d’objets et produits conçus pour simplifier (voire sauver) la vie des 5,8 millions de Terriens les plus démunis. Voici une sélection de quelques idées aussi astucieuses qu’utiles… Q Drum – un bidon en forme de roue, en polyéthylène, qui contient 75 litres et se tire avec une corde, faisant de la corvée d’eau un jeu d’enfant (qu’on voit en action ci-dessus). Katrina Furniture Project – Des étudiants en art aident les victimes de l’ouragan Katrina, en Louisiane, à réaliser du mobilier en bois (comme ce banc d’église) avec des débris. Big Boda – Un cadre de vélo chinois, modifié au Kenya avec des tubes d’acier et un méga porte-bagages en vannerie : voilà comment transporter des dizaines de kilos de marchandises ou deux passagers ! AquaStar Plus!

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