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Architects Without Frontiers

Architects Without Frontiers
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Public Architecture Architecture for Humanity .: poems and poets :. .: classic poetry, world's largest critical poetry forums, poetry links from :. Fred Cuny Frederick C. Cuny (born November 14, 1944 in New Haven, Connecticut) was an American disaster relief specialist who was active in many humanitarian projects around the world from 1969 until his forced disappearance in Chechnya in 1995. Life and career[edit] In 1952 Cuny moved with his family to Texas. Cuny became an accomplished civil engineer, working on large construction projects such as a radar installation at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. Humanitarian work[edit] In 1971 he founded the non-profit Intertect Relief and Reconstruction Corp. of Dallas, Texas, a relief mission technical assistance and training company. Disappearance[edit] In April 1995, Cuny and his team of two Russian Red Cross doctors and an interpreter disappeared in Chechnya while seeking to negotiate a ceasefire. Books[edit] Famine, Conflict and Response: A Basic Guide Frederick C. Media depictions[edit] In 2002 Harrison Ford was working on turning The Man Who Tried to Save the World into a movie.

BaseHabitat Housing Revolution: Better, safer, smarter, more sustainable dwellings Green Home Building: Index Quotes and Famous Sayings - The Quotations Page Activities | The Cuny Center The Cuny Center has developed analysis, curriculum, training seminars and briefings relating to various aspects of humanitarian assistance, disaster management, emergency response and related topics. Below is a listing of past and current Cuny Center activities and publications. Please be sure to check the Publication pages to find downloadable documents and more information on Cuny Center activities. The Humanitarian Times Date: Current Partners: ReliefWeb, Congressional Hunger Center Publications: The Humanitarian Times Primary Cuny Center Researchers: Steve Hansch Description: Research and reporting on current humanitarian issues through the electronic mail publication, The Humanitarian Times. Preparedness Support Date: May, 2010 Primary Cuny Center Researchers: Casey Barrs Description: Humanitarian aid agencies can help beneficiaries, local staff and partners physically prepare themselves today for the violence they may face after we are separated tomorrow. Date: May 2003 Date: February 2003

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!

Shipping Container House / Studio H:T Architects: Studio H:T Location: Nederland, Colorado, USA Project Completion: May 2010 Building Area: 1,517 sqft Photographs: Braden Gunem This project questions the need for excessive space and challenges occupants to be efficient. Two shipping containers saddlebag a taller common space that connects local rock outcroppings to the expansive mountain ridge views. The containers house sleeping and work functions while the center space provides entry, dining, living and a loft above. The loft deck invites easy camping as the platform bed rolls between interior and exterior. The project is planned to be off-the-grid using solar orientation, passive cooling, green roofs, pellet stove heating and photovoltaics to create electricity.

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