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  • by Architecture for Humanity
  • Apr 09, 2012
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Last weekend, students and community members from across New Orleans descended on Congo Square to lay 51,230 handmade bones on the city's famed Congo Square as a visual petition against ongoing humanitarian crises in Somalia and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

In partnership with Students Rebuild, Architecture for Humanity is excited to bring this story - and a call to action - to our network of design professionals!

  • by Architecture for Humanity
  • Apr 07, 2012
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We've got quite a collection of sketches developing here in San Francisco for the #iLoveArchitecture campaign. Every couple of days we get the pleasure of unwrapping a new arrival from some of the most talented design offices in the world.

Now, we're pretty good at recognizing a signature designer's ARCHITECTURAL style, but we began to wonder whether you could distinguish an architect by THEIR SKETCH ALONE. Crop just a piece of it, and then Instagram that crop, and you've got a formidable challenge.

See if you can tell who belongs to which sketch below.

  • by Architecture for Humanity
  • Apr 06, 2012
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It's hard to believe our organization is thirteen years old today - harder still to believe we don't count our age in truckloads of coffee consumed. So we're either just entering the awkward teenage years, or are a centenarian - it usually feels like both.

  • by Architecture for Humanity
  • Apr 05, 2012
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On March 30, representatives of Architecture for Humanity and the AIA met with officials of the City of Harrisburg, Illinois, the site of tremendous tornado damage occurring on February 29. The discussion assessed the needs of the town, as immediate relief winds down, clean up continues and discussions of the long-term needs and prospects of the community begin.

Harrisburg's own Daily Register recounts the discussion:
http://www.dailyregister.com/news/x221039248/Architecture-for-Humanity-h...

Below are the meeting notes in full:

  • by Architecture for Humanity
  • Apr 05, 2012
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On Tuesday, Tornadoes struck again.

While working with local partners in the Midwest on a response for reconstruction in Harrisburg, IL, a cluster of tornadoes simultaneously hit the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, home to over 6 million people. Estimates report that over 650 houses have been damaged and more than 400 structures completely destroyed, yet miraculously there have been few injuries and no fatalities.

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