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Architecture for Humanity

Architecture for Humanity
Architecture for Humanity creates solutions to global humanitarian challenges through the power of design. We provide vulnerable communities with vital, innovative and most of all community-driven architectural, planning and construction services. Upon request, any person may obtain from Architecture for Humanity or from the New York Attorney General’s Charities Bureau, a copy of the last financial report filed by Architecture for Humanity with the Attorney General’s Charities Bureau. Such request should be addressed to Architecture for Humanity at 695 Minna Street, San Francisco, CA 94103 or the New York Attorney General’s Charities Bureau at State of New York, Department of Law, Charities Bureau, 120 Broadway, New York, NY 10271. A description of the programs and activities for which the proceeds will be expended can be obtained from Architecture for Humanity at the above listed address.

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The ABC of Architects [VIDEO] What do you get when you take 26 of the most important architects and mix it with animation? The quirky ABC of Architects animated video by Federico Gonzalez and Andrea Stinga, of course. The video is an alphabetical list of notable architects with their most well-known building. They tried to feature a range of nationalities in the lot, but they had to leave a lot of great architects out since the list had to be narrowed to the number of letters in the alphabet. Concept and Animation: Federico Gonzalez and Andrea StingaArt Direction: Federico GonzalezMusic: The Butterfly by Eugene C.

BMW Guggenheim Lab The BMW Guggenheim Lab shares insights on architecture, urbanism, design, technology, and more. Lab | Log Photo: Paul Warchol © 2011 Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York BMW Guggenheim Lab curator Maria Nicanor shares concluding thoughts on the Lab project, its achievements, and how its experience will affect the Guggenheim's architecture and urbanism programming in the future. More

Architecture Brunelleschi, in the building of the dome of Florence Cathedral in the early 15th-century, not only transformed the building and the city, but also the role and status of the architect.[1][2] Architecture (Latin architectura, after the Greek ἀρχιτέκτων – arkhitekton – from ἀρχι- "chief" and τέκτων "builder, carpenter, mason") is both the process and the product of planning, designing, and constructing buildings and other physical structures. Architectural works, in the material form of buildings, are often perceived as cultural symbols and as works of art. 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.

INFOGRAPHIC: Meet the Ultra-Efficient Homes of the Future Resources are dwindling, prices are rising, and energy efficiency has never been more important. Commercial buildings have long been designed with conservation in mind: Taiwan’s national stadium is covered almost entirely with solar panels, and the CaixaForum Museum in Madrid boasts a living wall of 15,000 plants. However, with the world’s population predicted to exceed 8 billion by 2050, architects are turning their green design skills to residential homes. Potential structures range from ancient mudbrick domes, to space-age Earthships. Some designs are more viable than others, but the Big Deal team have identified five of the most promising candidates.

2012 TED Prize Winner Announced! For the first time in history, the TED Prize winner is not an individual, but an idea that greatly impacts the future of planet Earth… and the winner is The City 2.0. The City 2.0 is the city of the future, a future in which more than ten billion people are dependent on. The idea is not a “sterile utopian dream” but rather a “real-world upgrade tapping into humanity’s collective wisdom.” More urban living space will be constructed over the next 90 years than all prior centuries combined, so it is time to get it right.

Residential Shipping Container Primer (RSCP™) Action It. Building a house is no small feet. Even a small one. There are thousands of materials, pieces, and tasks involved. Unless you are a builder or experienced it's intimidating. But, what containers as perfect modules allow you to do, is simplify the entire process. 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. Often such groups include women, children or young people whose opportunities for participation in society are limited.

Inspiring and Innovative Response to Urban Rooftop Mandela Park, by Karres en Brands Landscape, Almere, The Netherlands. Almere in The Netherlands is the perfect example of a low-density city constructed from zero. Architects had a great opportunity here to demonstrate to the world how innovative and contemporary design works. Design Opportunities Posted by Architecture for Humanity on Apr 4, 2014 Related program: Volunteer Opportunities Location: San Francisco, California (Architecture for Humanity headquarters)Start Date: Immediate preferredType: Volunteer InternshipCommitment: 3 months minimum preferredPosition(s) available: 2Application Deadline: Accepting applications for immediate openings

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