Getty Conservation Institute celebrates major advances in conservation of earthen architecture across Latin America: completion of seismic retrofitting and conservation efforts at Church of Kuñotambo.
International offshoots of the organization known as the “Chapters” were preserved by volunteers in over 30 cities around the world and have formed the Open Architecture Collaborative (OAC) to bring humanitarian design back to the mainstream.
Investigation into construction of the 17-storey Weiguan Jinlong building launched. The magnitude 6.4 earthquake toppled buildings in the south Taiwanese city of Tainan, killing many people.
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A quick and efficient response with regards to humanitarian aid is vital when facing disaster situations. While emergency accommodation solutions in crisis conditions aim for rapid response times in all kinds of terrain.
Super-storm Sandy was an unforgettable, once in a lifetime event with many long term and serious consequences. However, the crisis also brings positive opportunities as we work together to plan and rebuild to be stronger and more resilient.
Post Quake Visions Competition, Crevalcore, Italy – organised by Young Architects Competitions – architects contest, Italian architecture news
Nahr el-Bared Refugee Camp, Tripoli, Lebanon – design by United Nations Relief & Works Agency – Lebanon development, Lebanese architecture.
Article 25, the UK-based charity for building solutions to global problems, hopes to start construction on two clean water plants to combat lethal cholera in Haiti.
LAVA’s Digital Origami Emergency Shelter is a concept for an inhabited molecule. The design is based on a water-molecule, referencing the Japanese Metabolist movement`s idea of prefabricated capsules as living space.
This presentation proposes to build a floating agricultural / light industrial city off the shores of Haiti. For purposes of defining we have named the community, Harvest City.
It has been almost two months since devastating monsoon flooding in Pakistan affected the lives of over 20 million people.
More than two months after the January earthquake, Haiti is still very much in emergency mode. First responders with food, water, tents, sanitation and medical supplies are vital on the ground.
Knowledge Communities Africa -built environment charity Article 25 is joining forces with the Royal Institute of British Architects: relief architecture
When Hurricane Sandy struck the U.S. coastline in October, thousands of people on Long Island and in the tri-state area suffered damage to their homes.
As Article 25’s architect in Chile reports back from the field, it is evident that his role has evolved, and consequentially, also the expertise that are needed.
Haiti Earthquake buildings report by Robin Cross, Director of Projects for Article 25: Earthquake zone design, Caribbean architecture images