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  • by Architecture for Humanity
  • Sep 24, 2012
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Two asks, one why, and endless potential.

Designed to Move – a Physical Activity Action Agenda, co-authored by the American College of Sports Medicine, Nike Inc, and the International Council of Sports Science and Physical Education lays a new framework for action (inspired by alarming rates of in-action).

The report highlights the rising and global spread of inactivity in daily human life and calls for immediate and dramatic shifts in lifestyle, education, planning, policy, and (of course) the built environment.

  • by Architecture for Humanity
  • Sep 21, 2012
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Khairpur (Pakistan) Womens Center - finishing construction and after the monsoon

In the past weeks humanitarian design was really put to the test. Two years after historic flooding struck Pakistan, a monsoon descended on the recovering region. Among the villages hardest hit was Khairpur, focus of a Karachi Chapter reconstruction program led by architect Yasmeen Lari and The Heritage Foundation. The bamboo-based structures from this program sustained little damage. We're thrilled to see the work and methods of structural, community-based design proving themselves, and are confident they can inform any rebuilding the neighbors might consider undertaking after the storm.

  • by Architecture for Humanity
  • Sep 19, 2012
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August 27th in Venice, Italy, the [UN]RESTRICTED ACCESS finalist designs were unveiled to the world in physical form (read: presentation boards). "The Bunker" exhibition transformed a hallway of the Palazzo Bembo into an immersive environment for "Future Steps."

More amazingly, representatives (and their partners) from six of the finalist teams were able to make it out for this Biennale VIP Preparty. We'll save details of the event for later (following a certain Design Open Mic presentation), but check out some images from the event below.

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