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  • 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.

このプロジェクトは既存のコンクリートの基礎の上に建てられることになっています。(津波で上屋であった倉庫は流されてしまったそうです。)新しい建物を建てるために少し今ある基礎を直す必要があります。前網浜の鈴木さん、南三陸の大工さんの遠藤さんと菊池さんなどとともに、デザインフェローの中木も手伝って基礎の一部を取り壊す「はつり」と呼ばれる作業をしました。建築申請がおりると同時に工事を始めたいので、寸法だしなどの作業もはじめました。

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