News: Transforming love into action

News: Transforming love into action

  • by Architecture for Humanity
  • Feb 20, 2013
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Transforming love into action. This month we declare our love once more for a profession, for a practice, we frankly can't get enough of. We honor the hard work of our colleagues and our chapters, as well as those who have inspired us to become designers, builders and humanitarians in the first place.

Recognition being the first step to action, We Love Architecture. Stay tuned over the coming weeks as we release new resources and toolkits fit the the better pursuit of excellence in our profession.

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GYORYU Animation - 1:49
The actual Veneer House didn't go together in 108 seconds, but is still a rapid, innovative response in a post-disaster environment.
by Keio University / Hiroto Kobayashi / KMDW

ShelterDoc: Haiti - 17:19
A concise survey of the role of Architecture in post-quake Haiti, feat. Disaster Studio director Eric Cesal and the Haiti Rebuilding Center.

Project Milestones

We've left our heart at 7 projects in 7 countries Enel Cuore Program, 7 projects in 7 countries

Seven communities in seven countries in Europe and Latin America are partnering with Architecture for Humanity and Enel Cuore to strengthen local arts, crafts and health through architecture. We've compiled these developing designs, and the local architects working on them, on a custom-built program page.

Shade structures in Botswana tested & approved Building Love in Africa: Football for Hope

With the 20th Football for Hope Centre project about to kick off, the Cape Town office pauses to reflect on 19 great moments through the course of the youth-empowering program.

Ten US student finalist teams advance in greening their schools Guerrilla Green Finalists announced

From Algae & Kelp to Pure Zephyrs, see which ten proposals from four US regions will go head-to-head for the grand prize of $10K to green their schools.

DC Chapter's ARTbox project and mural Chapter murals unifying the masses

Urban art is an undervalued asset in the built environment. See how three chapters reinterpret the genre to improve their neighborhoods.

MAKOTO business seminar at MakiBiz MakiBiz concludes its first session of business seminars

The Ishinomaki office just completed a series of six semi-weekly business seminars with consultants MAKOTO. Many from the community attended, with high satisfaction. The office ("MakiBiz") looks forward to the next round of seminars this Spring.

Nike Gamechangers grant winners KYSIN-no-kai's Park for All KYSIN-no-kai to build "Park for All"

KYSIN-no-kai was founded by five Japanese architects - Toyo Ito, Riken Yamamoto, Hiroshi Naito, Kengo Kuma and Kazuyo Sejima - to support the reconstruction of the devastated area of Tohoku. They have been rebuilding many community centers called "Minna no ie (House for All)" in Tohoku, and have committed to the next Nike GAMECHANGERS project.

Architect Yves Fraçois explains the principles of shear walls to CIM School students Show & Tell tables turned

Students at Port-au-Prince's all-girls CIM School were invited to learn how their new school building is designed and built to withstand future earthquakes.

The 50 page Haiti Land Transaction Manual PDF Haiti Land Transaction Manual released

A labor of love by the Haiti Property Law Working Group, Habitat for Humanity International and Architecture for Humanity, the Land Transaction Manual, Vol. 1, a How-To Guide for the Legal Sale of Property in Haiti, breaks down the bureaucracy to assist Haitians claiming property rights in an effort to permanently rebuild.


All times local

FEB 20 (San Francisco) HQ Design Open Mic: AFH Public Spaces & Infrastructure TeamFEB 22 (Pétionville) Haiti Rebuilding Center Meet N Greet – 5PMFEB 27 (Hotel Karibe, Port-au-Prince) Clinton Global Initiative Haiti Action NetworkFEB 27 – MAR 01 (Sausalito) Design Access SummitMAR 01-15, Global Giving's Japan donations matching campaign

MAR 08 (Austin) SXSW feat. Cameron SinclairMAR 13 (San Francisco) HQ Design Open Mic: AFH R-and-R TeamMAR 13 (New York) NYC Premiere: Haiti Redux at NYUMAR 19-24 (Minneapolis) Public Interest Design WeekMAR 23 (Minneapolis) Structures for Inclusion conference

Jobs & Volunteer Opportunities

Jobs - Development Director, San Francisco | Senior Architect, Haiti | Structural Engineer, Haiti | Project Accountant, San Francisco

Fellowships - Design Fellow - ReNew New Jersey / New York Schools, New Jersey & New York | Design Fellow: Restore the Shore, New Jersey | ビジネス・コーディネーター, Japan | デザインフェロー(建築) / Design Fellow: Architecture, Japan | Design Fellow (Francophone), Afrique Centrale | Design Fellow: Football for Hope, Zimbabwe

Volunteer Opportunities - Summer 2013 Internships, San Francisco (11 positions available, apply by February 28) | Model Maker, San Francisco | Disaster Program Assistant, San Francisco | Graphic Designer, San Francisco | Film Editor, San Francisco

Other News

The Haiti Rebuilding Center welcomes Stephan Jean-Charles, IT Specialist, and bids farewell to Laura Smits, Peter Arnts, and well wishes to administrative assistant Rolande Augustin.

The Bogóta office would like to recognize the great volunteer work of Andrea Pellicani during his stay there.

Headquarters bids a fond farewell to Marvin Cabrera - we'll miss you man–all the best!