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  • by Architecture for Humanity
  • Jun 06, 2013
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Dwell on Design 2013

We're back this year in LA for what's sure to be the best Dwell on Design yet. Below, find out how - and where - we're "In" this year, what's on our minds, and how you can volunteer your expertise for Free Passes!

  • by Architecture for Humanity
  • Jun 06, 2013
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Wednesday, April 24, noon: Hiroto Kobayashi talks about Kobayashi Maki Design Studio, and some of their recent work in Japan and Myanmar.

Kobayashi Maki Design Workshop is a design firm based in Tokyo whose work ranges from furniture and interiors to large-scale urban interventions, and takes designers Hiroto Kobayashi and Naomi Maki all over the world: China, Indonesia, Palau, and Peru, to name a few.

Kobayashi spoke recently at one of HQs’ Wednesday Design Open Mics, tying in some of his work (including the Maeami-hama Community House) with the general concept of recyclable, resilient, and responsive redesign of space.

Little is more ubiquitous and mundane than dirt. And yet, earth accounts for a substantial amount of building construction today, however much it has fallen out of favor with the "developed world."

Annually, a conference in France challenges us to rethink earth construction. Members of RAI Studio in Tehran recently participated in the Festival of Earth Architecture (remember last year?), an event that looks at the planet from what seems like an archaic perspective, and sculpts inspiring shelters with an unassuming material.

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