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  • by Architecture for Humanity
  • Jan 18, 2013
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Tehran-based Rai Studio has completed two earth-based structures for Afghan refugees in central Iran, that we first mentioned last November.

We are also happy to report the project has gotten more eyes via Domus, with completed images of the structure with project and process details. The units were designed based on Afghan living habits and incorporate passive sustainability into a traditional medium.

  • by Architecture for Humanity
  • Jan 16, 2013
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SEEDocs: Maria Auxiliadora School from Happy Hearts Fund, SURA and Architecture for Humanity.

  • by Architecture for Humanity
  • Jan 16, 2013
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The incredible Kimisagara Football for Hope center is nominated for Educational Building of the Year by Arch Daily, the worlds' most read architecture site. Check out the project and vote here

The center is just one of 20 designed and built by Architecture for Humanity in partnership with streetfootballworld and FIFA as legacy programs from the 2010 World Cup.

  • by Architecture for Humanity
  • Jan 16, 2013
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(Further coverage by FastCo.DESIGN)

One of our favorite "+" firms, Perkins+Will, announced last week the completion of a new kind of classroom.

The Sprout Space, formerly the PeaPod, was conceived in response to the 2009 Classroom Challenge hosted by Architecture for Humanity and the Open Architecture Network. Meeting criteria in sustainability and innovation, the design won the design competition's Relocatable Classroom Design category.

In other words, the category called for a 21st Century response to the ubiquitous and and underdesigned modular classroom unit. The Sprout Space is an affordable environmental response, designed "from the inside out."

  • by Architecture for Humanity
  • Jan 12, 2013
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Bati Byen: Rebuilding in Haiti 2012 Year in Review

“Where would we be without you!?! The expertise you've provided and the partners you've connected us to have fueled our vision.”
- John Engle, Co-Director, Haiti Partners

“I admire the participatory and collaborative method of Architecture for Humanity. It’s an approach that has impressed a lot of people. We have faith that the project will come off properly.”
- Will Civil, member of Komite Humanitaire de Villa Rosa and resident of Morne Rosa

"Among our students, some may become lawyers, other doctors or architects to help this country, and the first step is this school."
- Wilson d'Or, Headmaster, Collège Mixte Le Bon Berger, Montrouis


Our third annual update on our long-term post disaster work in Haiti finds the Rebuilding Center continuing its holistic strategy to rebuild buildings, neighborhoods, industries and economies.

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