15 awesome architectural organizations to support this Giving Tuesday
Unless you’re living under a rock, you’re probably aware of the hectic, often deadly consumer feeding frenzy known as Black Friday. Then, of course, there’s Cyber Monday, when you can get all kinds of deals without having to leave your bedroom. But less people know about #GivingTuesday, a... View full entry
Architecture for Humanity is being sued for $3M for mismanaging funds
The founders and board members of Architecture for Humanity (AFH), the influential and accoladed non-profit organization, is being sued for $3M for alleged mismanagement of funds, according to an exclusive report published by Architectural Record. The report helps shed light on the circumstances... View full entry
LA architects design shelters for homeless cats – with adorable (and charitable) results
To raise awareness and funds to address the 3 million feral cat population in Los Angeles, “Architects for Animals” recently tasked twelve local architects to design outdoor cat shelters. Their designs would then be put up for auction to benefit FixNation, a pro-spay and neuter nonprofit... View full entry
Hurry if you want to own a piece of Tokyo's iconic modernist Hotel Okura
For those former guests and architectural buffs who lamented the demolition of the iconic Hotel Okura Tokyo, they can soon preserve a piece of it in their homes.
Hotel officials plan to sell on the Internet some of the furniture and fixtures used in the guest rooms and restaurants during the main building's 53-year history, with the proceeds going to charity. [...]
The 11-story main building, which opened in May 1962 [...], was called “a masterpiece of Japan’s modernism architecture.”
Previously:It's lights out at the old Okura: reconstruction of the iconic Tokyo hotel starts next weekAs the Okura says sayonara, Tokyo doesn't seem to care muchFarewell to the Old Okura View full entry
Sneak peek: What's in store for designjunction 2015 in London
As part of the London Design Festival, the designjunction 2015 tradeshow brings together a stellar international group who are at the top of their game in contemporary interior design. Taking place at The College and the Victoria House along London's Southampton Row from September 24-27, visitors... View full entry
£200,000 disappears at UK charity Article 25, book keeper arrested
Article 25’s office manager and book keeper Scott William Golding has been charged with fraud and false accounting after £200,000 went missing from the charity’s accounts
Article 25, a UK charity that helps provide shelters in disadvantaged communities worldwide, had its future thrown into question in June, when £200,000 of its funds (equivalent to approximately $312,060) were found to be missing. This past Tuesday, Article 25’s book keeper and office manager... View full entry
Hello Wood to give 5,000 pieces of Christmas Charity Tree firewood to Budapest community
Getting caught up in holiday madness has become so normal that it's easy to forget that the holidays can act as a reminder that caring for each other -- no matter how simple the act -- can go a long way. Architecture firm Hello Wood, who built the 11-meter Christmas tree made out of 365 sleighs... View full entry
10x10 London auction renders 100 drawn perspectives around The Shard
10x10 Drawing the City London is an annual fundraising event established by British architect Tim Makower and organized by charity group Article 25 that gets its name from the 100-square grid that captures one particular area in the city of London.Each square of the grid is assigned to... View full entry
Warby Parker partners up with Architecture for Humanity
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’re saluting Architecture for Humanity’s 15th anniversary with two collaboration frames, Aslin and Fowler, inspired by an appreciation for streamlined angles and built-to-last materials.
Warby Parker goes on to pledge: "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." View full entry
"A Dolls’ House" auction raises nearly £90,000 for KIDS charity in London
The Cathedral Group's A Dolls' House raised close to £90,000 at the end of the live auction event on Nov. 11 at Bonhams 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... View full entry
Doll houses designed by 20 big-name architects such as Adjaye, Zaha, DRMM, FAT, Make to be auctioned for KIDS charity in November
A Dolls' House, a project by Cathedral Group, adds a contemporary twist to a childhood pastime. The UK developer rounded up 20 big-name UK architecture firms -- like Adjaye Associates, Zaha Hadid Architects, Coffey Architects, dRMM, Duggan Morris, FAT, MAKE, and Studio Egret West -- in... View full entry
Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid, Robert A.M. Stern, and Others Design a Collection of Rugs for Arzu Studio Hope
Frank Gehry, Michael Graves, Zaha Hadid, Robert A.M. Stern, Margaret McCurry, and Stanley Tigerman have designed rugs for Arzu Studio Hope’s new Masters collection. However, Arzu’s mission is about much more than making beautiful carpets—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.
Architecture for Humanity Launches Philippines Floods Response Program for Long-Term Disaster Mitigation
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.
AFH's I Love Architecture Charity Auction Starts Today
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.
Here are just a few selected sketches and design contributions which will become available later today on eBay as part of Architecture for Humanity's I Love Architecture Charity Auction: ↑ Renzo Piano, La scuola a S. José di Costarica. 3/31/12, Pen, Pencil, Marker, & Post It on... View full entry
An Eames Chair Makeover for Charity
Presented with an Eames molded plastic chair, 30 San Antonio based designers and architects transformed the modern icon into a canvas for art.