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Public Architecture Solutions must be accepted by the people Unser Name BASEhabitat verdeutlicht den sehr selbstbestimmten Anspruch an Lehre und Forschung unserer Institution. Entsprechend eigenständig und grundsätzlich versuchen wir den Gegenstand dieses Lernens und Forschens, den Raum, zu begreifen. Dabei wollen wir den Menschen in den Mittelpunkt rücken als das Wesen, das sich mit dem Raum umhüllt, um sich ein Zuhause zu geben, um geschützt zu sein vor widrigen Umwelteinflüssen, um sich einen Ort zu schaffen, der sein Dasein fördert und bereichert, an dem sich Zukunft denken lässt. Wir suchen die Herausforderung an unsere Baukunst auch dort, wo selbst jene grundlegendsten Anforderungen an den gebauten Lebensraum nicht erfüllt sind. Deshalb haben wir mit BASEhabitat ein Projektstudio eingerichtet, das Theorie und Praxis zu Projekten bündelt, die mit den Mitteln von Bautechnik und Raumkunst einen Beitrag zur nachhaltigen Verbesserung und Erhaltung der Lebensqualität in Entwicklungsländern leisten. Über Schönheit spricht man nicht.

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. 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.

Housing Revolution: Better, safer, smarter, more sustainable dwellings Architecture for Humanity Green Prefab Shed Homes: Small Space Living by Design Sheds do not sound like something you would want to live in, but as modern modular, mobile and miniature houses become increasingly popular sustainable living space options, well, even products dubbed with titles like the Big Shed and Little Shed is not such a bad idea. There is an art to designing smalls-space structures so they are convenient and compact but also comfortable and livable – and a certain lifestyle of simplicity sought by many that makes them a good match for some people.Plus, these designs by Dwelle are relatively affordable as home prices go: you can buy ones of these all-in-one buildings (and not worry about the hassles of construction) for between fifty and eighty thousand dollars. This surprisingly cheap and simple-yet-modern shed home is has its own living area complete with fireplace, elevated bedroom loft space and separated restroom and cooking areas.

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. In a project currently underway, Jorge is creating public space in the Manguinhos favela on existing train tracks that bound the community on one side. Read more on Jorge’s website at: Bridgett Shank works at Feldman Architecture.

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). Fabriqué en Afrique du Sud, il est déjà utilisé dans 10 pays du continent noir : 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. AquaStar Plus! Solar Aid – Dans les prothèses auditives pour malentendant, ce qui coûte le plus cher, ce sont les piles.

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