News: Transforming love into action
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.
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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
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Jobs & Volunteer Opportunities
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
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!