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  • by Architecture for Humanity
  • May 24, 2012
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Two months ago, on their trip to Lubumbashi, the Architecture for Humanity team was given an outstanding welcoming by the young girls of the Georges Malaika Foundation's school for girls.

Design fellow Oliver Kienzi was there on an initial visit to start working on the center #18 of the Football for Hope campaign. The Kalebuka FFH Centre is part of the development of the Georges Malaika Foundation's facilities in the Kalebuka community, outside of Lubumbashi, second largest city of the Democratic Republic of Congo, located in the Southeaster part of the country.

  • by Architecture for Humanity
  • May 23, 2012
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Ken Smith and Stacey McMahan are familiar names by now in Architectureforhumanityland. Ken, a Design Fellow and Landscape Architect, has worked on a slew of different collaborative endeavors from Headquarters. Stacey is a LEED-AP architect and principal/green studio director at Koch Hazard Architects (Sioux Falls), and recently finished a year-long tour of duty with the Haiti Rebuilding Center directing sustainable design in Port-au-Prince. This week, these two social design superstars are meeting in Accra to participate in a design charrette for child-focused urban spaces for Ghana.

  • by Architecture for Humanity
  • May 22, 2012
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Students Rebuild, a program of Architecture for Humanity and an initiative of the Bezos Family Foundation, mobilizes young people to take action, connect, and learn more about critical global issues. During this Design Open Mic session, Zac Taylor describes the approach of Students Rebuild and shares creative actions by young people around the world. Zac also shares his perspective on creativity as the talent, intelligence and leadership potential of young people.

  • by Architecture for Humanity
  • May 21, 2012
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Original article on the Students Rebuild Haiti blog.

There's a term in French for a building's ground level: Rez-de-chaussee, or RDC. The French start counting their floors on the second level, and this tradition has bled into Haitian culture as well. For both Pele and Elie schools, the RDC has been built, and we begin to see each school's character emerge as construction continues above the ground floor.

  • by Architecture for Humanity
  • May 17, 2012
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Ohya Green in Motoyoshi hosts its first soccer season

Happy Spring. The ground's finally thawing in Tohoku, and kids are taking pride and slide (tackles) in recovered public spaces. As you draw up plans for a Spring weekend, we've got 5 things you may want to to work into your agenda.

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