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  • by Architecture for Humanity
  • Mar 30, 2012
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There's a book on my desk called Up and Down California in 1860-1864. It's about the first land surveys of the West Coast of America, through a (long) series of weekly letters from one of the expedition's crew to his brother in New York. This was back in the heyday of pioneering, romanticized by many, especially now when it seems we've charted every square inch of the planet.

One team at the Haiti Rebuilding Center is proving this not to be the case. And their methods of cartography would look strange indeed to the surveyors of yesteryear. #opensource

  • by Architecture for Humanity
  • Mar 30, 2012
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The Ministry of Information and Culture of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan is proud to announce and endorse this International Architectural Ideas Competition for the design of a new National Museum of Afghanistan in Kabul.

  • by Architecture for Humanity
  • Mar 29, 2012
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At our weekly HQ Design Open Mic, Architecture for Humanity's newest Japan Design Fellow Akinobu Yoshikawa shared how he navigated multiple disasters that struck when he lived in Kobe, New York, Los Angeles and Sendai. These experiences informed his decision to become an architect and his approach to design. In addition, Aki showed photos and sketches of his recently completed project, an assembly hall and tower in Minamisoma, Fukushima. This assembly hall is on the site of a housing community for 500 families displaced by the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami.

  • by Architecture for Humanity
  • Mar 27, 2012
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The love keeps a'rollin' in. So far we have contributions from a dozen top architects and over 30 more professional pledges of support. Not to mention hundreds of expressions from architecture fans the world over. And still, we want more!

  • by Architecture for Humanity
  • Mar 22, 2012
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Design Open Mic on March 14th featured design highlights on three projects from Nicaragua to Zimbabwe to Brazil.

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