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Alejandro Aravena

Alejandro Aravena
ELE­MEN­TAL is a for pro­fit com­pany with so­cial in­ter­est, who­se sha­rehol­ders are the Uni­ver­si­dad Ca­tó­li­ca de Chi­le, CO­PEC (Chi­lean Oil Com­pany) and the Ele­men­tal foun­ders. Its field of ac­tion is the city: the de­ve­lop­ment of hou­sing, pu­blic spa­ce, in­fras­truc­tu­re and trans­por­ta­tion pro­jects that can per­form as an ef­fec­ti­ve and ef­fi­cient up­gra­de in the qua­lity of li­fe of the poor. ELE­MEN­TAL ope­ra­tes in con­texts of scar­ce re­sour­ces, using the city as a sour­ce of equa­lity, and mo­reo­ver, as a short­cut to co­rrect inequa­li­ties. When Ele­men­tal be­gan in Har­vard Uni­ver­sity in 2000, so­cial hou­sing was as­so­cia­ted with a la­ck of eco­no­mic and pro­fes­sio­nal re­sour­ces that had ge­ne­ra­ted a la­ck of op­tions for poor fa­mi­lies. Ele­men­tal wan­ted to chan­ge this ne­ga­ti­ve as­so­cia­tion, using pro­fes­sio­nal ski­lls to work with so­cial hou­sing. SCA­LE. SPEED. SCALE. SPEED. Related:  nouvelles agences

Kim Dovey Informal Settlements This project seeks to understand the urban morphology of what are variously known as 'squatter', 'slum' or 'informal' housing settlements. These are problematic words: a ‘squatter’ lacks land tenure; a ‘slum’ lacks space, durability, water or sanitation; and ‘informal’ implies a lack of control over planning, design and construction. Yet this is the major form of new urban design on the planet – housing over a billion people and projected to double by about 2030. Many squatter settlements have developed over time into well-serviced neighbourhoods – no longer 'slums' and with varying levels of tenure and formality. The prospect is to understand how informal urbanism works and to aid the transformation from 'slums' to decent housing and from 'squatting' to secure tenure. Collaborators: Wing Raharjo, Ross King Publications: Dovey, K. & King, R. Dovey, K. Dovey, K. & King, R.

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Home | Safer Homes, Stronger Communities Safer Homes, Stronger Communities: A Handbook for Reconstructing after Disasters was developed on behalf of the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR), to assist policy makers and project managers engaged in large-scale post-disaster reconstruction programs make decisions about how to reconstruct housing and communities after natural disasters. Post-disaster reconstruction begins with a series of decisions that must be made almost immediately. Despite the urgency with which these decisions are made, they have long-term impacts, changing the lives of those affected by the disaster for years to come. As a policy maker, you may be responsible for establishing the policy framework for the entire reconstruction process or for setting reconstruction policy in only one sector. The handbook is emphatic about the importance of establishing a policy to guide reconstruction. Thank you for visiting.

Global Village Program Builds with Global Village offer the opportunity to learn and share culture. Not only do we build homes for truly amazing people, but we also experience the food, language, rituals and traditions that make up their culture. In this exchange, we tighten the global connections between ourselves and our new global friends. About Dominican Republic The Dominican Republic occupies the eastern two-thirds of the island Hispaniola, which is shared with Haiti. The climate of the Dominican Republic is mostly tropical. Since then, Habitat for Humanity has built in nine regions of the Dominican Republic: Barahona, Paraíso, Polo, Jaquimeyes, Tamayo, Nagua, San Juan de la Maguana, San Francisco de Macorís and the city of Santo Domingo. Concrete blocks, cement, iron rods, sand and gravel are used to build houses in the Dominican Republic. You can learn more at or The team will stay two people per room.

Spatial Agency Spatial Agency is a project that presents a new way of looking at how buildings and space can be produced. Moving away from architecture's traditional focus on the look and making of buildings, Spatial Agency proposes a much more expansive field of opportunities in which architects and non-architects can operate. It suggests other ways of doing architecture. In the spirit of Cedric Price the project started with the belief that a building is not necessarily the best solution to a spatial problem. The project attempts to uncover a second history of architecture, one that moves sharply away from the figure of the architect as individual hero, and replaces it with a much more collaborative approach in which agents act with, and on behalf of, others. Although Spatial Agency started out as a critique of the conservative tendencies of mainstream practice, it ended up as a celebration of the bravery, canniness and optimism of an inspiring group of historical and contemporary figures.

Oficina Informal | Líderes: Antonio Yemail y Juan Carlos YepesMiembros: asociación abierta y orgánica Bogotá, 2007 Interconexiones entre miembros 1. ¿Cómo ha evolucionado la práctica de los miembros del colectivo desde su creación? Visto en retrospectiva, diría que la evolución de nuestra practica ha estado marcada por un criterio que denominamos la resurrección de las ideas. Hoy en día tenemos un gran interés en trabajar en problemas que no son de arquitectos, que no son disciplinares exclusivamente sino comunes y compartidos a la sociedad. 2. Es una situación difícil de rastrear dada la cantidad y diversidad de asociaciones que hemos tenido en los últimos cinco años. Tal vez esto tenga que ver con que hemos reconocido que esta forma de relación abierta y desinhibida ha supuesto para nosotros una oportunidad muy valiosa de ampliar nuestra red de intercambios, de compartir nuestra agenda crítica, pero sobre todo de extender nuestro marco referencial. 3. 4. 5. Me gusta: Me gusta Cargando...

CMG | Casa Megáfono | Centro de Colaboración Arquitectónica Nombre:CMG | Casa Rodríguez Tipo:Comisión Uso:Residencial Area:370 m2 Ubicación:Amanali, Tepeji del Río Estado:En proceso Año:2013 Proyecto:CCA| Colaboradores:Arq. El proyecto explora las formas simples y las deformaciones sutiles se buscó una geometría precisa resuelta con dos volúmenes encimados, dentro del volumen inferior se encuentran las áreas de uso común de la casa, mientras que en el volumen superior se encuentra la zona privada. La casa Rodríguez se inspira en la idea del sonido, del natural y de la música, juega con la metáfora del megáfono que genera, concentra y lanza sonido al horizonte, de esta manera, la casa lanza orienta sus vistas y las enmarca de manera precisa.

seamlessHousing seamlessHousing text. The method chosen in order to deal with the problem is creating a mechanism of growing architecture as a planning tool. A workflow I called "hybridAlgorithm" was developed, uniting the human architect with the computer in order to create a logical hierarchical growth mechanism. As the site is inserted into the system, "Forces" are defined by the user (the Architect) as lines, volumes and points, giving them strengths and decay methods. This resembles the conventional planning method of defining a "total scheme" for the site, only now this scheme becomes a diagram of statistical powers affecting each point of the site.

The Rise And Fall Of Poverty Porn The dramatic pseudo-orchestral music of '80s action-movie schlock begins. Arnold Schwarzenegger appears on the screen, and for the next three minutes gets progressively more bloodied, beaten, and battered as he fights to rescue his on-screen daughter. This isn’t a trailer for the movie Commando. It’s a narration by Alex, a precocious 9-year-old Tanzanian boy who is--as 9-year-old boys tend to be with violent movies--obsessed. The three-minute YouTube video cuts back and forth between Alex and clips from the movie, as he narrates every key plot twist, complete with action moments and sound effects. The irreverent joy of a child’s imagination is inescapable. And that’s the point. The modern era of the humanitarian crisis was born on American televisions in 1968. Within a few months, mass starvation began. In the subsequent three decades, humanitarian organizations became more and more adept at leveraging images of poverty, disease, and famine to access charitable donations.

Strategic Proactive Business Development for Architects These days clients who issue RFPs for architectural services are receiving roughly 60-75 proposals, when they used to receive 20-25. More firms are throwing their hats in the ring because of fewer opportunities. If the first exposure a new client has to your firm is receiving your proposal, keep reading. Step 1 | Achieve Clarity about Your Architectural Practice Proactive business development begins with having a very clear understanding of your firm. Step 2 | Plan Your Business Development Strategy To create a meaningful strategic plan for growing your practice, it’s best to look back at the last three years, and then look forward for two to three years. Step 3 | Identify Market Sectors If you ask an architect what his or her firm does, the person will likely recite a list of markets served, “We design health care, government, higher education, and office buildings.” Anyone marketing to higher education knows that it isn’t enough to have general campus experience.

Vila Cruzeiro Origem: Wikipédia, a enciclopédia livre. História[editar | editar código-fonte] Essa favela surgiu no século 19 e os primeiros moradores eram escravos fugidos que ficavam no local sob a proteção de um padre abolicionista da Igreja da Penha. Hoje, o predomínio dos afro-descendentes está presente em toda parte: no samba, no futebol e até nos salões de beleza. “Em finais do século 19, um certo padre Ricardo, republicano e abolicionista, capelão da irmandade da Penha, costumava abrigar em sua casa escravos fugidos das redondezas. Alberto conta ainda que expressões da cultura negra sempre foram fortes na Penha e em suas comunidades. Outro fator que demonstra uma expressão da cultura negra na comunidade é a escola mirim Petizes da Penha. Uma outra coisa que caracteriza a Vila Cruzeiro é o Campo do Ordem e Progresso, um campo de futebol que é umas das formas de lazer do local. No campo Ordem e Progresso situava o espaço Criança Esperança, com o fim, o projeto foi substituído pelo projeto IBISS.

Méthode | AKIKO – architectures plurielles AKIKO, c'est Mariama et Sophie, graphiste et architecte de formation, complémentaires et passionnées. C'est également cinq étapes indépendantes pour réinventer l'habitat. Cinq temps forts de création, d'expertise et de suivi. C'est une méthode pour comprendre vos attentes et réinventer votre espace. Akiko, ce sont des architectures plurielles 1. Ecouter et comprendre vos envies. 2. Mettre des paroles et des idées en images pour confronter votre rêve au croquis.C'est le moyen de clarifier, de vérifier et d'expertiser votre projet. 3. C'est le passage du croquis au plan. 4. Parce qu'il n' y a pas de travaux réussis sans un contrôle de qualité minutieux, nous serons intransigeantes sur le respect du cahier des charges, des normes et des finitions envisagées. 5. Définir un art de vivre passe par un détail, une couleurs ou un objet.

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