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Football for Hope: Kenya Our proposal for the Football for Hope Centre is designed to provide a sustainable infrastructure for social, community and economic development. Centred around the football pitch, the arrangement of the scheme encourages integration between users of its various facilities. Stepped earth walls form the physical backbone of the scheme, creating a public street for informal traders on one side and grandstand seating on the other. Over-sailing this is a metal roof, supported on timber columns, which provides both shade from the sun and a dignified public profile to the main street elevation. Promoting Architecture Qurratulain Poonawala (international partner - PAKISTAN) - qp.design@ymail.com Born in Karachi, Pakistan in 1982, Qurratulain graduated with a Bachelors in Architecture from the Indus Valley School of Art & Architecture. In 2009 she undertook a course on ‘Interior Design for Retail’ from the Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, London UK Qurratulain has also been involved in architectural writing/journalism and often contributes to national press. She won the First Prize in the Eighth Annual Berkeley Undergraduate Prize for Architecture Design Excellence 2006 after which her work was published in the Almanac of Architecture & Design 2007. She is currently working on various residential & commercial architecture & interior design projects. Since July 2011 she is an international partner of ArchiTeam in Pakistan.

U-Shaped House Plan This pleasant home looks inward to an inviting flagstone courtyard with trees and plants. Spacious windows fill the home with light, while the earth floors, earth plaster and earthbags provide thermal mass to store excess heat, thus providing an even, comfortable inside temperature in moderate climates. 655 sq. ft. interior, 2 bedrooms, 1 bath; footprint: 27' x 41' My main goal has been to reduce the cost of housing, while also making the designs sustainable, easy to build and livable. The easiest way to cut costs is to build small, so almost every plan I design is less than 1,000 interior square feet.

A.I.D. about Architecture In Development Architecture In Development (A.I.D.) is a non-profit organization initiated at the end of 2009. Our mission is to re-connect sustainable development to architecture by developing a user-generated knowledge platform. The main feature of the web platform is the interactive architectural map where building information (related to a location's -contexts) can be added & edited easily by the users. Uses for Portable Storage Containers Portable Storage Secure, flexible portable storage containers on your siteRequire no foundations or structural assemblyWind & water tight16 gauge vertically corrugated galvanized steelHeavy-duty, marine-grade wood flooring Learn More about Portable Storage >> Moving Pack-at-your-own-pace GoMini's portable self-storage containers

University Boulevard Transit Shelters / PUBLIC Architecture + Communication Architects: PUBLIC Architecture + Communication Location: University Boulevard, UBC, Vancouver, BC, Canada Design Team: John Wall, AIBC, Brian Wakelin, AIBC, Christopher Sklar, UBC Properties Trust, University of British Columbia Area: 120.0 sqm Year: 2013 Photographs: Krista Jahnke , Courtesy of PUBLIC Structural Engineer: Fast + Epp Structural Engineers Landscape Architect : PFS Studio Civil Engineer: CORE Group Consultants Client: UBC Properties Trust, University of British Columbia From the architect. The UBC campus is full of holes. Some are below ground where construction sites pepper nearly every corner of campus. Competitions « TheArchitectureRoom Nka Foundation invites entries for Mud House Design 2014, an international architecture competition open to recent graduates and students of architecture, design and others from around the world [... more] The ISARCH Awards are international awards targeting students of architecture. Closing date for entries 30th June 2014 The aim is to provide a platform for debate surrounding the architecture [... more]

Natural Building Network by Paula Baker-Laporte and Robert Laporte Can a home with clay/straw walls replace the log cabin as the ultimate symbol of green living? Our homes should be our sanctuaries. They should nurture our well-being. But they often do not. Sick-building syndrome and multiple chemical sensitivities are relatively new terms describing a growing phenomenon: people becoming chronically ill due to chemical and biological toxins found inside modern homes and workplaces.

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