On August 6, the Tropical Storm Haikui brought two days of heavy rains that caused massive flooding and landslides throughout the capital city of Manila in the Philippines. Over 800,000 people were evacuated from their homes and 250,000 people have moved into emergency shelters. It is estimated that 2 million people live in informal settlements in high risk areas along river beds that are prone to flooding.

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  • by Architecture for Humanity
  • Aug 07, 2012
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Compressed Earth Blocks training in Manica.

Design Fellows by day, masons by night, Alina Jeronimo and Paulo Fernandes, are hosting a “how to make earth bricks” workshop in Mozambique. Providing skills training, the bricks produced will support the Manica Football for Hope Center.

Paulo and Alina give us their insight and reasons for the training:

  • by Architecture for Humanity
  • Aug 03, 2012
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アーキテクチャー・フォー・ヒューマニティのジャパンチームは東京を拠点におくKMDWオフィスと連携して、画期的な工法を使って、宮城県石巻市前網浜に新しい集会場を建てる計画を練っています。主宰の一人である小林博人氏は慶応大学の先生でもあり、彼は学生とともに宮城県南三陸町歌津地区に被災ベニヤを使って集会場を建てました。 このプロジェクトは賞も受賞しました。

  • by Architecture for Humanity
  • Aug 01, 2012
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Winners have been announced for the Open Architecture Challenge: [UN]RESTRICTED ACCESS hosted by Architecture for Humanity. The Founders' Award goes to Paicho Huts, a Ugandan proposal to transform a former IDP camp to benefit rural countrymen. The Winner of the challenge, OCO - Ocean & Coastline Observatory, is a Portuguese proposal to reassign the Trafaria defense batteries outside Lisbon.