Archinect - News 2017-08-18T07:10:17-04:00 AIA announces recipients of its 2017 Honorary Fellowships Julia Ingalls 2017-02-14T12:51:00-05:00 >2017-02-14T12:51:52-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="403" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Drawing from an international roster of architects who meet the five objects of nomination (including ensuring "the advancement of the living standards of people through their improved environment") the AIA has announced this year's honorary fellowships. The fellowship, which doesn't have a set number of fellows and usually favors international candidates, has honored no Americans or women this year, although it did include U.S.-based <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Denise Scott Brown</a> among its 2016 beneficiaries. With a highly ethical drumroll, we're pleased to introduce this year's outstanding eight fellows:</p><ul><li>Mario Cucinella</li><li>Stein Halvorsen</li><li>Giancarlo Mazzanti</li><li>Bong-Seek Oh</li><li>Jose Luis Salinas</li><li>Javier Sordo Madaleno Bringas</li><li>Bruno Stagno</li><li>Ishtiaque Zahir&nbsp;</li></ul> 41 people charged for murder in 2013 Bangladeshi factory collapse Justine Testado 2015-06-02T09:19:00-04:00 >2015-06-03T22:02:39-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The police in Bangladesh filed formal murder charges on Monday against 41 people accused of involvement in the 2013 collapse of a building that housed several clothing factories, leaving more than 1,100 people dead in the worst disaster in garment industry history.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More:</p><p><a title="How concrete floors can prevent child deaths in Bangladesh" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How concrete floors can prevent child deaths in Bangladesh</a></p><p><a title="&quot;The trauma of rebuilding&quot;: After Kathmandu's earthquake, what can architects do? We talk with a Nepalese architect on the ground for Archinect Sessions #27" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"The trauma of rebuilding": After Kathmandu's earthquake, what can architects do? We talk with a Nepalese architect on the ground for Archinect Sessions #27</a></p><p><a title="L.A. Mayor Calls for Mandatory Earthquake Retrofitting" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">L.A. Mayor Calls for Mandatory Earthquake Retrofitting</a></p><p><a title="China Quake Renews Worries Over Construction Practices " href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">China Quake Renews Worries Over Construction Practices </a></p> How concrete floors can prevent child deaths in Bangladesh Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-08-22T19:34:00-04:00 >2014-08-28T14:18:49-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="521" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>An initiative from <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture for Health in Vulnerable Environments</a> (ARCHIVE) is working to decrease infectious disease rates in Bangladesh through a simple housing intervention: concrete floors. Homes with dirt or mud floors are prime gateways for gastrointestinal and parasitic pathogens, and both are widespread in the country's more vulnerable populations.</p><p>Children under five are particularly at risk, who are disproportionally impacted by such diseases to the point of morbidity or death. ARCHIVE's "<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">High Fives</a>" project aims to install concrete floors in 500 Bangladeshi homes by 2015 &mdash;&nbsp;a simple adjustment that ARCHIVE estimates would reduce children's risk of contracting parasites by over 75%, severely undercutting disease and mortality rates.</p> The Luxury of Light and Shadows Archinect 2013-02-12T19:09:00-05:00 >2013-02-18T17:50:11-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="410" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Nestled in the flatlands of rural Bangladesh near the River Brahma-Jamuna, coursing down from Tibet, flush with the silts and melted snows of the Himalayas, the Friendship Centre is one of those new buildings which feels as though it may have been there for a very long time. Whilst the simple, graphic forms of its brick construction present a slightly archaic aspect, its enclosure by a bund or embankment lends the whole site an inward-looking inverted feel, almost like an excavation. T</p></em><br /><br /><p> Online publication, uncube, interviews Bangladeshi architect Kashef Chowdhury, discussing his recent project, the Friendship Centre, in Gaibandha.</p>