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  • by Architecture for Humanity
  • Apr 24, 2013
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Our friends down the street at California College for the Arts are learning about how design businesses work - by testing their proposals on Indiegogo.

Students taking the Business of Design course teamed up to launch Indiegogo campaigns of product ideas - with funds raised going to Architecture for Humanity. Each team set a goal of $500, soliciting $1 "votes" for the most attractive design business idea.

With 12 hours left in the campaigning, let's see how these design concepts are faring:

  • by Architecture for Humanity
  • Apr 24, 2013
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KYSIN-no-kai, the superdesignteam assembled by Toyo Ito following to the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Northeast Japan, last week released a vision package for a Park For All in the recovering village of Kamaishi.

The site recently relocated. After realizing the previous location would have been neighbors with a new Pachinko casino (think the "Escape Scene" in Lost in Translation), project partners sought and found better environs. The Park for All will now accompany a cluster of temporary houses and a large temporary school in a valley away from the sea.

KYSIN-no-kai, a Kuma / Yamamoto / Sejima / Ito / Naito collaboration, has developed a park clubhouse that reflects the timber vocabulary of local schoolhouses.

Location: HQ - San Francisco, CA
Start Date: June 2013
Type: HQ Studio Intern
Application Deadline: May 20, 2013

Program Background
Architecture for Humanity's Reconstruction and Resiliency Studio includes the Haiti Reconstruction Program, Japan Rebuilding Program, Hurricane Sandy Reconstruction Program, and Disaster Resiliency Program. The studio requires a team member with experience in grant research and writing. The Program Assistant Intern will have the opportunity to work with Program Managers and learn about disaster resiliency and reconstruction while developing their skills in business development.

  • by Architecture for Humanity
  • Apr 17, 2013
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The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and Architecture for Humanity announced a partnership to coordinate their components and chapters throughout the Unites States to prepare and be resilient against natural disasters. In September, the AIA/ Architecture for Humanity Disaster Response Plan Grant was awarded to the five Architecture for Humanity chapters in SeattleChicago, New York, Baltimore, and Washington D.C..

Six months later, the grant winners have exercised their leadership in disaster resiliency through local projects and workshops. The grant winners have spearheaded efforts to initiate partnerships with local groups and government agencies, recruit teams of architects interested in resilience and build the chapter's capacity and knowledge in disaster response.

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