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  • 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.

  • by Architecture for Humanity
  • Jul 31, 2012
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Manica, Mozambique. 27 July 2012.
Alina and Paulo, AFH Design Fellows on the Manica Football for Hope centre have gone further in their brick making training in Manica... they just finished building an earth oven with the local community.

  • by Architecture for Humanity
  • Jul 30, 2012
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If there’s a “typical” design fellow, Preeti Sodhi may be the farthest from it.

While many of our fellows are out working in rural communities in strange sounding places across the world, Preeti wakes up each morning in New York City and often heads down to the (very) Lower East Side. She’s been managing the design and construction of the rebuilt Coleman Oval (or Lower East Side) Skate Park under the Manhattan Bridge. Her tools, as a city planner, are the means to communicate and tenacity to see through designs as they move from the design studio into the public realm.

  • by Architecture for Humanity
  • Jul 27, 2012
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With Architecture for Humanity working globally, and in the spirit of the games, we thought we'd give a quick 'medal' count for active projects. Below is the current count, listed by country*;

2012 Totals
Gold: Haiti
Silver: Japan
Bronze: USA

  • by Architecture for Humanity
  • Jul 25, 2012
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The Golden Circle Senior Center was leveled by the February 29, 2012, tornadoes which swept through Harrisburg, Illinois.

Through subsequent receipt of a construction grant and insurance money, the Center has raised $800,000 - most of the way to their $1M goal to rebuild a permanent center serving 150-250 people each day.

Still, $1 million doesn't leave much room for amenities.

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