Archinect - News 2014-11-22T05:44:51-05:00 The lovely heart of Hale County Nam Henderson 2014-01-20T00:25:00-05:00 >2014-01-27T19:15:41-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Andr&eacute; and Barbara weren't skeptical of the general notion of a catalyst for profound change. They just found Walmart a lot more convincing than design microenterprises...Maybe those of us interested in design as a spark for social change could use a reality check</p></em><br /><br /><p> In the February 2014 issue&nbsp;Rob Walker reflects on the lessons of two trips taken to Hale County,&nbsp;Alabama. The piece questions the real, long-term effects of the architectural / social design efforts of groups like&nbsp;Auburn University's Rural Studio or the&nbsp;"design blitz" program Project M.&nbsp;Includes series of B&amp;W photos by Adrian Gaut.</p> ALL HALE, a film set against the backdrop of the Rural Studio in Hale County Alabama Archinect 2012-08-21T20:13:00-04:00 >2012-08-31T13:20:22-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="285" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Everyone, rich or poor, deserves a shelter for the soul. - Samuel Mockbee Tensions run high when a young female architect moves to a small but uniquely-built rural town and unwittingly falls in love with the son of the man responsible for the town&rsquo;s misfortune.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Lessons from the Front Lines of Social Design Places Journal 2012-01-16T15:56:00-05:00 >2012-01-18T16:49:04-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In the last decade, much has been written about architecture for the greater good, and it would seem that the field, as a whole, is invested in bringing design to underserved communities. Yet all of this talk &mdash; at conferences, in the press, at universities &mdash; has focused hardly at all on how to put together a career in social design.</p></em><br /><br /><p> On Places, Virginia Tech graduate Will Holman gives an honest report of his experiences volunteering, studying and working at Arcosanti, Rural Studio, and Youth Build. Does the architecture profession need to do more to support young architects who take this path?</p> A Real House on a Very Tight Budget arri 2011-07-17T00:37:07-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Six years ago, the Rural Studio, a program based in western Alabama and run by Auburn University's architecture school, launched the $20K House Project, with the goal of producing a model home for $20,000.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>