Archinect - News 2014-04-24T02:38:18-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/97488865/warby-parker-partners-up-with-architecture-for-humanity Warby Parker partners up with Architecture for Humanity Alexander Walter 2014-04-07T13:59:00-04:00 >2014-04-07T14:29:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1z/1zf6t8aorxnescb8.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>For over 15 years, Architecture for Humanity has improved the livelihood of individuals and communities around the world through a global network of professionals who provide quality design and management services where these resources may otherwise be overlooked or out of reach. [...] We&rsquo;re saluting Architecture for Humanity&rsquo;s 15th anniversary with two collaboration frames, Aslin and Fowler, inspired by an appreciation for streamlined angles and built-to-last materials.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Warby Parker goes on to pledge: <em>"Warby Parker will donate $15 for every pair of Warby Parker x Architecture for Humanity collaboration frames purchased from April 7, 2014 to September 6, 2014, with a minimum contribution of $15,000, to Architecture for Humanity."</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/86525459/a-dolls-house-auction-raises-nearly-90-000-for-kids-charity-in-london "A Dolls’ House" auction raises nearly £90,000 for KIDS charity in London Justine Testado 2013-11-14T13:40:00-05:00 >2013-11-18T22:28:46-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/k6/k6d4h2nake1tmvhf.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> The <a href="http://www.cathedralgroup.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cathedral Group</a>'s A Dolls' House raised close to &pound;90,000 at the end of the live auction event on Nov. 11 at <a href="http://www.bonhams.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bonhams</a> in London. The project invited 20 well-known UK architects, who collaborated with artists and other designers, to create their own doll houses with the goal to raise &pound;100,000 for the <a href="http://www.kids.org.uk/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">KIDS</a> charity. Architects included <a href="http://www.adjaye.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Adjaye Associates</a>, <a href="http://fashionarchitecturetaste.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FAT</a>, <a href="http://www.makearchitects.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MAKE</a>, <a href="http://www.zaha-hadid.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid Architects</a>, <a href="http://coffeyarchitects.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Coffey Architects</a>, and <a href="http://egretwest.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Studio Egret West</a>.</p> <p> The doll houses were then auctioned for online from September to noon on Nov. 11, and finally at the live auction event that evening. To read more on the project, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/82617423/doll-houses-designed-by-20-big-name-architects-such-as-adjaye-zaha-drmm-fat-make-to-be-auctioned-for-kids-charity-in-november" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here</a>.</p> <p> Here's a part of the Cathedral Groups press release on the event:</p> <p> "The stylish event saw over 400 guests come together to celebrate and bid on the selection of dolls&rsquo; houses, including models by Zaha Hadid and David Adjaye. The highest bid of the evening was for Zaha Hadids&rsquo; dolls&rsquo; house, &lsquo;This must be the place&rsquo; reaching an impressive &pound;14,000.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5b/5bg72950wjgni4qz.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Not far behind was the 1.5m hi...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/82617423/doll-houses-designed-by-20-big-name-architects-such-as-adjaye-zaha-drmm-fat-make-to-be-auctioned-for-kids-charity-in-november Doll houses designed by 20 big-name architects such as Adjaye, Zaha, DRMM, FAT, Make to be auctioned for KIDS charity in November Justine Testado 2013-10-09T17:52:00-04:00 >2013-10-11T08:45:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5t/5tfyy7ujq4bosg88.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> A Dolls' House, a project by <a href="http://www.cathedralgroup.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cathedral Group</a>, adds a contemporary twist to a childhood pastime. The UK developer rounded up 20 big-name UK architecture firms -- like <a href="http://www.adjaye.com/%E2%80%8E" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Adjaye Associates</a>, <a href="http://www.zaha-hadid.com/%E2%80%8E" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid Architects</a>, <a href="http://coffeyarchitects.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Coffey Architects</a>, <a href="http://drmm.co.uk" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">dRMM</a>, <a href="http://dugganmorrisarchitects.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Duggan Morris</a>, <a href="http://fashionarchitecturetaste.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FAT</a>, <a href="http://www.makearchitects.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MAKE</a>, and <a href="http://egretwest.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Studio Egret West</a> -- in collaboration with designers and artists to have each of them create their own modern version of a doll house that will be auctioned in November to raise &pound;100,000 for <a href="http://www.kids.org.uk/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">KIDS</a>, a charity that supports disabled children, young people, and their families throughout England. The doll houses will also be presented and exhibited at <a href="http://www.bonhams.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bonhams</a> before they are auctioned at an evening event on November 11.<br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/o2/o2wo4gmn4hzrxqjt.jpg" title=""><br><br> Aside from showing off the personal visions of each design team, these one-of-a-kind doll houses include at least one element designed specifically as a learning aid for children with a disability.</p> <p> Among the list of well-established names and their reinvented doll houses include <a href="http://www.makearchitects.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MAKE Architects</a> whose "Jigsaw ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/67438043/frank-gehry-zaha-hadid-robert-a-m-stern-and-others-design-a-collection-of-rugs-for-arzu-studio-hope Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid, Robert A.M. Stern, and Others Design a Collection of Rugs for Arzu Studio Hope Archinect 2013-02-12T11:22:00-05:00 >2013-02-12T12:46:21-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ea/ea8bba543fb3ce5eb79e9e194754ea11.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Frank Gehry, Michael Graves, Zaha Hadid, Robert A.M. Stern, Margaret McCurry, and Stanley Tigerman have designed rugs for Arzu Studio Hope&rsquo;s new Masters collection. However, Arzu&rsquo;s mission is about much more than making beautiful carpets&mdash;the Chicago-based not-for-profit organization is dedicated to improving the lives of Afghan women weavers and their families, based on a model of social entrepreneurship.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/55006857/architecture-for-humanity-launches-philippines-floods-response-program-for-long-term-disaster-mitigation Architecture for Humanity Launches Philippines Floods Response Program for Long-Term Disaster Mitigation Archinect 2012-08-09T18:01:00-04:00 >2012-08-13T18:21:19-04:00 <em><p>On August 6, the Tropical Storm Haikui brought two days of heavy rains that caused massive flooding and landslides throughout the capital city of Manila in the Philippines. Over 800,000 people were evacuated from their homes and 250,000 people have moved into emergency shelters. [...] Architecture for Humanity is committed to helping communities in Manila rebuild and prevent future disasters. We need your help.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/51974451/afh-s-i-love-architecture-charity-auction-starts-today AFH's I Love Architecture Charity Auction Starts Today Archinect 2012-06-19T18:29:00-04:00 >2012-06-21T12:41:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jo/jorpfy6r9zgndm60.jpg" width="514" height="357" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Over 70 contributions from 50 of the world's top architects and designers are being auctioned. Proceeds will support Architecture for Humanity. Help us reach our fundraising goal of $150,000 by June 30.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Here are just a few selected sketches and design contributions which will become available later today on <a href="http://cgi3.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewUserPage&amp;userid=architectureforhumanity" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">eBay</a> as part of <a href="http://architectureforhumanity.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture for Humanity</a>'s <em><a href="http://ilovearchitectureauction.tumblr.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">I Love Architecture</a></em> Charity Auction:</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yq/yqqm7eku2ublhnbg.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; Renzo Piano, La scuola a S. Jos&eacute; di Costarica. 3/31/12, Pen, Pencil, Marker, &amp; Post It on Trace Paper, 17.5 x 24.5</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ll/lla22sp2knhp3mcb.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; Richard Rogers | Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, The Centre Pompidou, Screenprint, 24 x 36</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5m/5mzzb6k61fqess4z.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; Michael Szivos | SOFTlab, 3D lasercut models | set of 3, Plastic light cutouts, 13 x 19</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/th/thfob3zf9cm7x60q.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; Moshe Safdie, New Wing Expansion Peabody-Essex Museum, Print Ed. 47/118, 16 x 20</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1j/1jk3twe9zv8v5u9p.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; Ball-Nogues Studio, Feathered Edge Test Print. 2010, pigment print on somerset velvet paper, 15 x 23</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c3/c3qkqp5um8kzzgzt.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; Richard Meier, The Getty Center / I-Research Institute ed.11/20. Spring 1998, Tyler Graphics Print | Original lithograph print on paper, 20.5 x 28</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/46/46adj5hjzxmq0u6x.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; J. Mayer H., From Dataprotection Pattern Installations. 13.2.2012, Printed on card stock, 11.6 x 16.5</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0w/0wcw9v5l3zubw671.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; St&eacute;phane Malka, AME-LOT. 2...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/42000529/an-eames-chair-makeover-for-charity An Eames Chair Makeover for Charity Archinect 2012-03-19T19:14:00-04:00 >2012-03-19T20:18:25-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b2/b20fb5c4c73de39845aa98d1864b1b98.jpg" width="480" height="360" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Presented with an Eames molded plastic chair, 30 San Antonio based designers and architects transformed the modern icon into a canvas for art.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>