Archinect - News 2014-11-20T21:24:48-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/107811930/see-for-yourself See For Yourself Orhan Ayyüce 2014-09-01T12:29:00-04:00 >2014-09-16T14:18:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/px/pxf4vugh2g9aaam5.jpg" width="514" height="270" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>it is clear that the scale of damage is unprecedented, with approximately 13 percent of the housing stock affected, five percent of the housing stock is uninhabitable &ndash; an estimated 18,000 housing units have been either destroyed or severely damaged. This on top of a shortage of 71,000 housing units before the Israeli attack.</p></em><br /><br /><p>This is a real challenge for architecture. I urge&nbsp;<a href="http://architectureforhumanity.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture for Humanity</a> to directly involve and bring this&nbsp;crisis&nbsp;into their working platform, producing ideas of reconstruction.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/105800701/new-dead-prize-launched-by-cameron-sinclair New "DEAD PRIZE" launched by Cameron Sinclair Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-08-04T19:38:00-04:00 >2014-08-13T22:16:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/st/stzx5dztldlu5vs4.jpg" width="514" height="318" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In the past decade we have seen an explosion of honors and awards for the most innovative and forward thinking solutions. Yet no one recognizes the projects that have caused harm to the environment - designs that are helping shorten our existence on this planet. This is why we created the DEAD prize. Let's recognize the bad, honor the failures and hopefully do something to rectify these designs against humanity.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/competition/dead_prize/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dead Prize</a> may be the first ever anti-prize in architecture. Launched by Cameron Sinclair, the Executive Director of the <a href="http://www.mjpasia.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jolie-Pitt Foundation</a> and co-founder of <a href="http://architectureforhumanity.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture for Humanity</a>, Dead Prize opened its nominations today for architecture that has caused remarkable environmental harm. The goal is to create an anti-standard, by which architects can understand what makes a design harmful, how to not repeat that harm, and hopefully, how to form solutions to the winning Dead Prize design. To curate a set of "worst practices" in architecture.&nbsp;</p><p>The Prize's website makes clear that this is a satirical mix of serious and tongue-in-cheek commentary on the architecture profession. Once a winner is chosen, sometime in early 2015, the Dead Prize committee will reach out to the designer for their side of the story, to gain the widest angle on why things went wrong.</p><p>If the Prize acquires sufficient funding, a complementary competition will be launched to design a solution to a Dead Prize ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/104423180/architecture-for-humanity-designed-football-for-hope-centers-give-african-youth-a-solid-start Architecture for Humanity-designed "Football for Hope" Centers give African youth a solid start Alexander Walter 2014-07-17T21:07:00-04:00 >2014-07-22T19:52:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5x/5xz0nq18gy0v2oy5.jpg" width="514" height="397" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>With the 2014 FIFA World Cup just coming to a spectacular finale in Brazil, it's a perfect moment for <a href="http://architectureforhumanity.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture for Humanity</a> to announce the completion of 20 centers for 2010, a <a href="http://openarchitecturenetwork.org/projects/football_for_hope" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Football For Hope</a> program and partnership legacy of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.</p><p>Launched in 2007 by <a href="http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/socialresponsibility/footballforhope/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FIFA</a> and <a href="http://www.streetfootballworld.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">streetfootballworld</a> as a social legacy initiative, the program was tasked to build 20 community centers across 15 African countries for the benefit of local organizations. The centers address education and public health issues, using soccer as a tool for social development.</p><p>Find more information about the Football for Hope Centers below.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ef/efs3hhopvzlc6gea.jpg"></p><p><em>Photo: Young children running on the pitch of the Khayelitsha Football for Hope Center, the first completed Football for Hope Center. Location: Cape Town, South Africa. Credit: A. Grips</em></p><p>"Football for Hope (FFH) was created to enhance dialogue and collaboration between locally active organizations advancing social development and football associations, committed...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/101570455/architecture-for-humanity-turns-15-announces-new-director-and-rededicated-mission Architecture for Humanity turns 15, announces new director and rededicated mission Paul Petrunia 2014-06-10T19:12:00-04:00 >2014-06-17T19:12:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bm/bmu32vtmzs4wsh91.jpg" width="514" height="385" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Architecture for Humanity today announced the appointment of Eric Cesal as the non-profit's new executive director. Cesal will be replacing Cameron Sinclair and Kate Stohr, co-founder of AHF, who both stepped down from their directorial positions last year. Cesal is an analyst, writer, designer, builder and humanitarian based in San Francisco, CA.&nbsp; Cesal first joined Architecture for Humanity in 2006 as a volunteer on the Katrina reconstruction program.&nbsp;</p><p>Press release from AFH follows...</p><p>As Architecture for Humanity turns fifteen, the non-profit design organization, armed with new tools and clear values, recommits itself to the vision on which it was founded, while embracing a changing world with evolving humanitarian challenges.&nbsp;Under new leadership, the organization steps forward into the next fifteen years.</p><p>Fifteen years ago, Architecture for Humanity was born with a simple idea: that designers could use their skills and passions to literally change the world.&nbsp; To date, Architecture...</p> 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/86869143/editor-s-picks-342 Editor's Picks #342 Nam Henderson 2013-11-19T12:40:00-05:00 >2013-11-20T10:24:11-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dj/djxd9yz0iid84z3e.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> The latest edition of <strong>Showcase</strong>; featured <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/86467632/showcase-vienna-university-buildings-by-crab-studio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a complete redesign of the Law Faculties and Central Administration Buildings at the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU), by CRAB Studio</a>.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8v/8v14fnda8j19qlt4.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <br><strong>News</strong><br><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/86305923/support-architecture-for-humanity-s-work-after-super-typhoon-haiyan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">With Architecture for Humanity's experience helping communities beyond the relief phase of disaster, they are currently mobilizing to assist in long-term reconstruction</a>. Through speaking with local stakeholders and construction professionals, they are working to begin understanding the on-the-ground situation to prioritize rebuilding needs and help affected regions build back better and stronger.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ew/ewamchwb05qfmf86.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <a href="https://architectureforhumanity.org/donate/form?program=Disaster%20Reconstruction%20and%20Resiliency" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Donate now</a> and help support Architecture for Humanity's response in the region affected by Super Typhoon Haiyan.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/g7/g7a01der8zdox0k4.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Last week <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/krob_2013_winners_announced1/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler.net highlighted</a> the winners from the 39th annual KRob Architectural Delineation competition, the longest running architectural drawing competition in the world. Six winners, three juror citations, and 21 finalists were selected this year.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qa/qa4cg1k65qs9vizo.jpg" title=""></p> <p> While he ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/86305923/support-architecture-for-humanity-s-work-after-super-typhoon-haiyan Support Architecture for Humanity's work after Super Typhoon Haiyan Archinect 2013-11-11T16:16:00-05:00 >2013-11-18T21:55:44-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fc/fc3cc8ff8d88b2c5137e1920fe693d8e.jpg" width="249" height="237" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>With Architecture for Humanity's experience helping communities beyond the relief phase of disaster, we are currently mobilizing to assist in long-term reconstruction. Through speaking with local stakeholders and construction professionals, we are working to begin understanding the on-the-ground situation to prioritize rebuilding needs and help affected regions build back better and stronger.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <a href="https://architectureforhumanity.org/donate/form?program=Disaster%20Reconstruction%20and%20Resiliency" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Donate now</a> and help support Architecture for Humanity's response in the typhoon-affected region. <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Typhoonhaiyan&amp;src=hash" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">#Typhoonhaiyan</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/86009755/2013-curry-stone-design-prize-winners-announced 2013 Curry Stone Design Prize Winners Announced Justine Testado 2013-11-07T20:02:00-05:00 >2013-11-11T21:11:51-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1i/1i5w8qpnipkgf4s6.jpg" width="514" height="285" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Curry Stone Foundation has announced the winners of the 2013 Curry Stone Design Prize. Now in its sixth year, the annual prize celebrates humanitarian design and honors the influential work of socially engaged practitioners.</p></em><br /><br /><p> This year's Prize winners are:</p> <ul><li> Hunnarshala (Bhuj, India)</li> <li> Proximity Designs (Yangon, Myanmar)</li> <li> Studio TAMassociati/Emergency (Venice/Milan, Italy)</li> </ul><p> Principals from each group will attend a two-day awards ceremony at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco <strong>tonight</strong> at 7:30 p.m. PST.</p> <p> The ceremony continues tomorrow Nov. 8 at the Autodesk Gallery, San Francisco, where each winner will present their work at the <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/event/design_like_you_give_a_damn_live_2013/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Design Like You Give A Damn! LIVE conference</a> starting at 12:30 p.m. The two-day event will be live-streamed <a href="http://new.livestream.com/accounts/1905633/events/2513405" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/82018170/editor-s-picks-333 Editor's Picks #333 Nam Henderson 2013-09-17T12:26:00-04:00 >2013-09-20T03:37:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cv/cvcixf522de96o9b.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The new Court of Justice building in Hasselt, Belgium designed by a team comprising, Berlin-based J. MAYER H. Architects and local firms a2o-architecten andLens&ordm;ass architecten, officially swung its doors open to the public on September 13th. Donna Sink felt "This looks SO BEAUTIFUL! I saw it from the Hasselt train station last March and it literally took my breath away - it makes a great statement on the skyline. To see the interiors and details are so well considered makes me happy".</p></em><br /><br /><p> <a href="http://archinect.com/drowninginculture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">John Southern</a>&nbsp;penned a <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/81465615/a-review-of-joe-day-s-corrections-and-collections-architectures-for-art-and-crime-2013-routledge" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">review</a>&nbsp;of (a book I have been wanting to read, since I first saw a blurb for it a few weeks ago) Joe Day's "<a href="http://www.amazon.com/Corrections-Collections-Architectures-Art-Crime/dp/0415534828" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Corrections and Collections: Architectures for Art and Crime</a>"&nbsp;(2013, Routledge).&nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/m4/m42071araeischxq.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Therein he concluded "<em>Joe Day makes it clear that we are entering a new period- one where the models of cultural consumption and the constructs of punishment are so similar, that the humanity contained within either system is obscured by the totalizing effects of a homogeneous and sinister architectural typology</em>".</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4l/4llk3tx7f1sav51j.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Plus, in the latest edition of the <strong>Working out of the Box</strong> feature, Archinect interviewed <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/81464812/working-out-of-the-box-scout-regalia" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Makoto Mizutani and Benjamin Luddy, founders of LA-based product design studio Scout Regalia</a>.</p> <p> <br><strong>News</strong><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ys/ysce57aoo0sjjrgm.jpg" title=""><br><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/81451941/cameron-sinclair-and-kate-stohr-co-founders-of-architecture-for-humanity-to-step-down-and-help-form-a-five-year-strategic-vision" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">After 15 years of leadership co-founders, Cameron Sinclair and Kate Stohr have decided to transition from the organization and launch a fund to support future growth</a>.</p> <p> Over at the San Francisco Gate Liz Pfeffer <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/81686598/tech-professionals-seek-less-flashy-homes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">reported</a> that in today&rsquo;s market "<em>Well-heeled techies ar...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/81451941/cameron-sinclair-and-kate-stohr-co-founders-of-architecture-for-humanity-to-step-down-and-help-form-a-five-year-strategic-vision Cameron Sinclair and Kate Stohr, co-founders of Architecture for Humanity, to step down and help form a five-year strategic vision Archinect 2013-09-09T16:41:00-04:00 >2013-09-16T23:55:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/r5/r5w9kyj6jiu7t6w3.jpg" width="514" height="414" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In planning for the organization&rsquo;s further growth, Sinclair and Stohr are transitioning out of their roles to push the advancement of Architecture for Humanity, while also enabling the founders to explore new ventures. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s great to see something you started evolve into an institution. We are excited about the future of the organization and plan to continue lending support in whatever ways we can,&rdquo; says Kate Stohr, Co-Founder, Architecture for Humanity.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <em>Full press release...</em></p> <p> Architecture for Humanity Launches <a href="http://architectureforhumanity.org/15years" target="_blank">5 Year Strategic Plan</a> and Fund To Offer Expanded Design Services to Build Resilient and Healthy Communities.</p> <p> After 15 years of Leadership co-founders, Cameron Sinclair and Kate Stohr to Transition from Organization and Launch Fund to Support Future Growth.</p> <p> Since 1999, San Francisco based non-profit Architecture for Humanity has been committed to providing architectural design and construction services to communities in need around the world. Co-founded by Cameron Sinclair and Kate Stohr, the non-profit has responded to 15 natural and man-made disasters, completed over 300 projects in 47 countries, expanded to 63 chapters across the world, and has nurtured a network of more than 75,000 architects, professionals and volunteers committed to making a positive impact through architecture.</p> <p> Architecture for Humanity was founded as an initiative of Sinclair, an architectural designer and Stohr, a journalist and TV/web produc...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/75172412/aia-make-it-right-st-bernard-project-and-afh-launch-competition-to-aid-disaster-survivors AIA, Make It Right, St. Bernard Project and AFH launch competition to aid disaster survivors Archinect 2013-06-13T12:14:00-04:00 >2013-06-18T22:37:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ak/akpzx3m7arkooyxe.jpg" width="514" height="75" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> The American Institute of Architects (AIA) today announced a strategic partnership with Make It Right, St. Bernard Project and Architecture for Humanity to launch &ldquo;Designing Recovery,&rdquo; an ideas competition created to aid in the rebuild of sustainable and resilient communities. The competition, which is designed to help survivors of three recent natural disasters, was announced as a Commitment to Action at CGI America, an annual event of the Clinton Global Initiative focused on finding solutions that promote economic recovery in the United States.</p> <p> Dow Building Solutions, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company, is sponsoring the award, providing building science expertise and products.</p> <p> The &ldquo;Designing Recovery&rdquo; competition will take place in three distinct settings &ndash; New Orleans, LA; Joplin, MO; and New York, N.Y. &ndash; where the non-profit partner organizations are already working to recover from previous disasters. The partner organizations will assemble a portfolio, or patter...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/74062119/editor-s-picks-317 Editor's Picks #317 Nam Henderson 2013-05-28T19:03:00-04:00 >2013-05-28T19:03:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/91/91l46uh0jdb8tphg.jpg" width="514" height="397" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In the latest edition of Working out of the Box: Archinect interviewed Larraine Henning who is currently seeking funding for A Practical Guide to Squatting on Indiegogo. @bawshaw commented "@LandMass - agreed. although the thesis is interesting, this is not out of the box in terms of a career"...Yet Connely Farr disagreed "@ LandMass - yep. you sound like an ass".</p></em><br /><br /><p> In the latest edition of <strong>Working out of the Box:</strong> <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/73718716/working-out-of-the-box-larraine-henning" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect interviewed Larraine Henning</a> who is currently seeking funding for <strong>A Practical Guide to Squatting on Indiegogo</strong>. <a href="http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/a-practical-guide-to-squatting" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Buy a copy of the book &ldquo;A Practical Guide to Squatting&rdquo;, and help support independent art and promote the squatting movement!</a>&nbsp;During the interview, she reflected "<em>I think the most valuable thing architecture school bestowed upon me was tolerance and persistence...School taught me to bear conviction and purpose with whatever project I take on, to be earnest and to take judgement in stride</em>"...</p> <p> <strong>@bawshaw</strong> commented "<em>@LandMass - agreed. although the thesis is interesting, this is not out of the box in terms of a career. half of my graduating class ended up taking similar paths; more as a product of the recession than anything else. these paths may be alternative to the modern career, but not to architecture specifically. i do applaud her for doing what she believes in</em>".</p> <p> Yet <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/18704843/connely-farr" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Connely Farr</a>&nbsp;disagreed "<em>@ LandMass - yep. ...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/73701088/donate-to-architecture-for-humanity-to-help-rebuild-moore-oklahoma Donate to Architecture for Humanity to help rebuild Moore, Oklahoma Archinect 2013-05-22T13:52:00-04:00 >2013-05-30T10:24:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sq/sqe76wp46sh2atwa.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Architecture for Humanity is working with local and regional construction professionals to begin assessments and support rebuilding work after an F-4 tornado ripped through the heart of Moore, OK and surrounding communities.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Architecture for Humanity focuses on helping communities beyond the relief phase of disaster. The agency is currently working on rebuilding efforts post Superstorm Sandy and rebuilt in communities affected by Hurricane Katrina. Architecture for Humanity is mobilizing to assist in long term-reconstruction to help rebuild Moore and the surrounding communities. The agency works to incorporate resiliency and disaster mitigation strategies, leaving communities safer and stronger than before.</p> <p> <a href="https://architectureforhumanity.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4a/4a883839018bf063f32f157b337d8cb4.jpg" title=""></a></p> <p> &ldquo;After the Haiti earthquake students from Moore West Junior High raised funds for the organization to help rebuild schools for displaced students. Our thoughts are with the entire community of Moore, OK and those affected,&rdquo; said Cameron Sinclair, Co-founder, Architecture for Humanity.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/69336293/architecture-for-humanity-announces-strategic-partnership-with-the-center-for-green-schools-u-s-green-building-council Architecture for Humanity Announces Strategic Partnership with The Center for Green Schools, U.S. Green Building Council Archinect 2013-03-12T19:02:00-04:00 >2013-03-18T18:29:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xt/xttt9i5cohzbuys7.jpg" width="229" height="250" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Architecture for Humanity announced their strategic partnership with the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The announcement comes in conjunction with today&rsquo;s release of the Center for Green Schools 2013 State of our Schools Report, which calls for the federal government to commission the first comprehensive study of our nation&rsquo;s school facilities needs in 18 years. Together the two groups hope to join others in eliminating our nation&rsquo;s deferred school maintenance bill through implementation of school improvement projects, addressing financing and providing tools to educators. The report estimates that $271 billion is needed to bring existing school buildings up to code &ndash; double that amount if we are to modernize schools - and that further research is needed to clarify how and where this investment should be targeted.</p> <p> About 50 million students attend nearly 100,000 public elementary and secondary schools across the United States. One in four stu...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/62466814/architecture-for-humanity-invites-to-what-do-you-see Architecture for Humanity invites to "What do you see?" Archinect 2012-11-30T15:33:00-05:00 >2012-12-03T19:59:14-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5q/5qdgubviumarlepq.jpg" width="514" height="137" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> As the holiday spirit fills our houses and cities, Architecture for Humanity's end of year campaign <a href="http://architectureforhumanity.org/whatdoyousee" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"What do you see?"</a> is of special significance: Given the post-Superstorm Sandy devastation that is still affecting so many on the eastern sea board as we head into this winter season, Architecture for Humanity wants to learn how people there envisioned the rebuilding of their communities.</p> <p> Visit <a href="http://architectureforhumanity.org/whatdoyousee" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architectureforhumanity.org/whatdoyousee</a> to tell the world what you see, and learn how you can help make the vision come to life for communities in need worldwide.</p> <p> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23whatdoyousee&amp;src=typd" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">#whatdoyousee</a></p> <p> <strong>Accomplishments This Year</strong></p> <p> So far this year Architecture for Humanity has:</p> <ul><li> Provided space for 66,230 additional people to live, work, heal, and play in structures designed, built, or funded by Architecture for Humanity</li> <li> Responded to and started the 5-point long-term reconstruction plan - in collaboration with their partners at the AIA and elsewhere - to address the needs of thousands on the East Coast who...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/60856108/jersey-shore-cast-teams-up-with-architecture-for-humanity-seriously 'Jersey Shore' cast teams up with Architecture for Humanity. Seriously. Archinect 2012-11-06T18:13:00-05:00 >2012-11-08T17:10:19-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/53/53ty2wrcsovy8n48.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As the tri-state area continues to recover from Hurricane Sandy's devastation, the cast of the "Jersey Shore" is teaming up with the nonprofit organization Architecture for Humanity for "Restore the Shore," a special benefit set to air live on Thursday, November 15.</p></em><br /><br /><p> For more information about <em>Restore the Shore</em>, <a href="http://architectureforhumanity.org/updates/2012-11-05-restore-the-shore-seaside-heights-nj" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">go here</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/55015326/winners-of-open-architecture-challenge-un-restricted-access Winners of Open Architecture Challenge: [UN]RESTRICTED ACCESS Alexander Walter 2012-08-09T21:19:00-04:00 >2012-09-15T11:12:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xi/ximioocn339coict.jpg" width="514" height="277" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Architecture for Humanity has just recently announced the winners of its latest Open Architecture Challenge, [UN]RESTRICTED ACCESS. The prestigious, bi-annual humanitarian design competition focused on re-imagining former military sites.</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/53115996/a-cultural-center-in-the-peruvian-amazon A Cultural Center in the Peruvian Amazon Daniel Ebuehi 2012-07-07T12:25:00-04:00 >2012-07-08T12:24:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cw/cwzh5n1400bsj148.jpg" width="514" height="321" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>...Sandra Burga, the project&rsquo;s client and coordinator, gave an introduction on the scope of the design project, discussed her background in Peru, t... and the project directives to be accomplished within the time period for the design charette and the duration of the project (projected to be completed around 2014, 2015)... 'provide sustainable, innovative, and transformational development to various areas in need, building structures, in which people live, work, learn, heal, and gather&hellip;'</p></em><br /><br /><p> We are <strong>Lamas Cultural Center</strong> design team and we invite you to participate in our next meeting, Thursday, 12th, July, 2012. We will be reviewing our design schemes for the new 6000 sf to 6500 sf Cultural Center in <strong>Lamas, Peru</strong>. We will showcase our sustainable design scheme with passive ventilation techniques and a renewable water collection system all in one expressive roof structure. For more information you can visit us at: <a href="http://www.lalesa.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">lalesa.org</a>, or on <a href="http://www.facebook.com/events/478514785497427/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">facebook</a>.</p> 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/47081791/just-released-design-like-you-give-a-damn-2-building-change-from-the-ground-up Just released: Design Like You Give A Damn [2]: Building Change From The Ground Up Alexander Walter 2012-05-02T18:56:00-04:00 >2012-05-03T12:11:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nz/nz8hw3mijomffwld.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <a href="http://architectureforhumanity.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture for Humanity</a> front man, and long-time Archinect contributor, Cameron Sinclair is proud to announce the launch of the second edition of his game-changing book, <em>Design Like You Give A Damn</em> -&nbsp; a "handbook for anyone committed to building a more sustainable future."</p> <p> <em>Dear Friends,<br> It has been 6 years since the release of Design Like You Give A Damn [1] and we are honored to announce the release of a follow-up companion artfully titled Design Like You Give A Damn [2]. Packed with more than 100 case studies, one-on-one interviews, an extensive 'how to' financing section and the history of Architecture for Humanity 2006-2011. Like the first, ALL PROCEEDS will go to supporting our programs but this time we will let Amazon do all the shipping....</em></p> <p> <em>Get it today, buy for your 10 closest friends and make us the number one design book in America!</em></p> <p> <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/dp/0810997029" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://www.amazon.com/dp/0810997029</a></em></p> <p> <em>Get the book before May 24th and tweet/facebook a photo of yourself (or a pet) holding your f...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/40032731/tornado-response-update Tornado Response UPDATE Archinect 2012-03-02T17:16:00-05:00 >2012-03-03T20:47:07-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f0/f02effd53fea4fb5a9d4853dfa780cee.jpg" width="250" height="159" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It looks like Harrisburg dodged more severe weather last night. [...] We've seen an impressive response to yesterday's appeal for volunteer and fundraising support, and have launched the Midwest Tornadoes Recovery campaign on our website and Global Giving. We got emails and calls throughout the day - we've directly responded to most already and are positioning talent offered for our response.</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/37252244/architecture-for-humanity-and-aia-partner-up-for-more-effective-disaster-response Architecture for Humanity and AIA partner up for more effective disaster response Alexander Walter 2012-02-07T14:05:00-05:00 >2012-02-08T12:57:18-05:00 <em><p>The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and Architecture for Humanity announced a strategic partnership to coordinate advocacy, education, and training that helps architects make effective contributions to communities preparing for, responding to, and rebuilding after disaster. The partnership is focused on providing resources so more architects can utilize their skills in disaster response environments and better serve as leaders in their community.</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/31514411/repurposing-decommissioned-military-bases Repurposing Decommissioned Military Bases Archinect 2011-12-19T18:47:19-05:00 >2011-12-27T11:01:03-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f5/f5afe351c11e745ce9ba5f07c1dedae5.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The 2011 Open Architecture Challenge: [UN] RESTRICTED ACCESS challenges architects and designers to partner with community groups across the world and develop innovative solutions to re-envision closed, abandoned, and decommissioned military sites. The six-month competition requires designers to work with the communities surrounding these former places of conflict to transform oftentimes hostile locations into civic spaces built for the public good.</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/25841351/75-peters 75 Peters Archinect 2011-10-31T16:18:12-04:00 >2011-10-31T18:50:54-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xx/xxn8gd8306d4rz80.jpg" width="514" height="727" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>75 PETERS celebrates iconic British Architect (and co-founder of Archigram) SIR PETER COOK's 75th birthday. 75 established and emerging international artists have produced a portrait of Sir Peter to auction for charity Architecture for Humanity.</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/21010151/architecture-for-humanity-acquires-worldchanging Architecture for Humanity Acquires Worldchanging Archinect 2011-09-19T17:24:00-04:00 >2013-01-31T19:43:03-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/x0/x0clhfsdfbref1su.jpg" width="514" height="219" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Over the next six months Architecture for Humanity plans to transform their current Open Architecture Network, an online network that empowers architects, designers, builders and their clients to share architectural plans and drawings, into a robust platform that provides dialogue and tools to support a shared vision of a more sustainable future across sectors. The combined strength of these communities, both created out of the TED Prize, will help spur innovation, learning, and best practices.</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/7011155/cameron-sinclair-becomes-advisor-to-obama-administration Cameron Sinclair Becomes Advisor to Obama Administration Paul Petrunia 2011-05-20T11:51:16-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6g/6gyrqpdx6h6q32b6.jpg" width="272" height="304" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Earlier this month, the Obama Administration under the USAID (United States Agency for International Development) launched the advisory committee on voluntary foriegn aid (ACVFA). On that list advisors was none other than Cameron Sinclair, a person who has revolutionized the way we think and speak about people and architectural spaces, and actually acts and implements these thoughts and words into reality.</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>