• by Architecture for Humanity
  • Dec 14, 2012
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Ed Kloskowski is not a designer or an architect. But upon seeing his native New Jersey struggling in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, he took it upon himself to do what he does in the name of awareness for recovery: Ed ran. Ed ran the length of New Jersey, 220 miles from November 16-21 CARRYING A FLAG, meeting community members and raising nearly $10,000 online and for Sandy recovery. We appreciate his support as we launch our New Jersey and New York programs for long-term sustainable reconstruction.

MAKOTO Business Seminar
Business development seminars in Ishinomaki.

Dates: November 23, December 7, December 14, December 21, January 11, January 25, and February 1 from 18:00~19:30

Place: Architecture for Humanity Ishinomaki Office

Instructor: Tomorhiro Takei, MAKOTO

  • by Architecture for Humanity
  • Dec 07, 2012
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A magnitude 7.3 earthquake occurring off the Tohoku coast rocked the recovering area at 17:18 on Friday 12/7/2012 (Japan time). All Architecture for Humanity personnel and clients on the ground are accounted for. According to Yomiuri Newspaper, 11 people got injured, and one missing.

The tsunami warning in Miyagi prefecture is still effective at this time. Some tsunamis have been reported ranging from 20-100cm. Several smaller aftershocks were recorded as well.

Our team is visiting the coastal village of Maeami tomorrow, and will report back further on impacts after their visit.

  • by Architecture for Humanity
  • Dec 05, 2012
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Today, the master of Brazilian Architecture Oscar Niemeyer passed away at 104. Niemeyer, a truly visionary architect, shaped the global design world for nearly a century. We send our heartfelt condolences to his family and loved ones. Know that he has nurtured generations of architects and improved the livelihoods of untold thousands. Niemeyer always repeated that life is more important than architecture… but he never stopped designing. He was one who truly loved architecture and will forever be an inspiration to us all.

Niemeyer leaves us with his words: "We have to dream. If we don’t dream, life just doesn’t happen."


Morreu hoje aos 104 anos de idade Oscar Niemeyer, mestre da arquitetura moderna brasileira. Um verdadeiro visionário, Niemeyer ajudou a definir os parâmetros do design e da arquitetura contemporânea por quase um século. Mandamos as nossas mais sinceras condolências à sua família e amigos. Niemeyer é fonte de eterna inspiração para as novas gerações de arquitetos, e através de seu legado ajudou a melhorar a vida de inúmeras pessoas. Não cansava de repetir que a vida é mais importante que a arquitetura... no entanto, nunca parou de projetar. Melhor pra nós.

"A gente tem é que sonhar, senão as coisas não acontecem". Nós, aqui na Architecture for Humanity, fazemos nossas as suas palavras.