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Before constructing a building in Japan, it is typical to have a concrete plinth on the earth as the foundation. We were able to obtain the aid of two carpenters from Minami-sanriku (Mr. Endo, and Mr. Kikuchi) and requested their skills in the construction of the foundation. This project will encourage the community to engage the construction to bring the sense ownership to this community building.

On February 29th, 2012, an early morning tornado killed seven residents of Harrisburg, Illinois, and destroyed 143 homes and several businesses. Preliminarily listed by the National Weather Service as an FE4, the tornado had wind speeds topping at 180 mph.

  • by Architecture for Humanity
  • Aug 30, 2012
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All the resources you need to broadcast the most humanitarian design conference around.

  • by Architecture for Humanity
  • Aug 29, 2012
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(Un)Earthing Tustin team's encounter with local enthusiasm is far from an isolated incident. Ex-base redevelopment presents the kind of mutual benefits communities, designers and cities managing these properties are allowed to discover through the framework of Competition. The hardest part is filling the role of facilitator with an architect aware of the gold in their yard.

At the Venice Biennale, these candidates are being presented in spades. Take a moment perusing our handy "Base Redevelopment Guide" before your big trek to the Palazzo Bembo. (If you're not heading to Venice in the next few months, perhaps the exhibit will come to you...)

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