Temporary Classrooms for Migrant Schools
Wednesday 13 July 2016

A migrant learning center in Mae Sot, Thailand was in urgent need for additional classrooms. With a small budget of 2600$, the classrooms had to be ready to use within four weeks time.
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Housing for Mahouts and their Elephants
Sunday 5 June 2016

Hathigaon (or elephant village) is the popular name of community-housing for mahouts – a local community of elephant riders, trainers, or keepers - and even housing for their hundred-odd elephants. This case study reveals how the housing initiative enables both the ecological and the economic sustainability for the mahouts and elephants. > Read the case study

What does Shanghai's disappearing Heritage teach us about Urban Development
Wednesday 9 March 2016
*contributed by Nicolas Gustin (visit profile page)

Over the past two decades, the urban development of Shanghai shows that efforts to preserve the existing city have been unsuccessful. By neglecting cultural heritage, don't we risk depriving contemporary and future populations of their identity?

Co-housing Project at Ciliwung Riverfront
Thursday 11 February 2016
*contributed by ASF indonesia (visit profile page)

After a massive eviction along the riverside settlement in Jarkata, a pilot house was developed together by six familites during October 2015 to January 2016. The co-housing presents four dwelling units with shared utlities. Read the case study >

Silindokulhe Temporary Pre-School
Thursday 11 February 2016
*contributed by Collectif Saga (visit profile page)

A pre-school in an informal settlemen was constructed in 6 months, initiated and built together by local community and a group of young architects, Joe Slovo Township, South Africa. Read the case study >

sankofa house
Tuesday 29 December 2015
*contributed by m.a.m.o.t.h. (visit profile page)

Sankofa house is a winning proposal for a family house built for less than $8,000, using traditional building techniques, local expertise and skilled workers. Read the case study >

Dorchester Art + Housing Collaborative
Thursday 24 December 2015
*contributed by Adelle Main (visit profile page)

On Chicago's South Side, a block of 32 town houses was rehabilitated into a mixed income development. Now known as the Dorchester Art + Housing Collaborative, the project is a successful example of creative approaches to socially engaged and community based urban revitalisation. Read the case study >

Between formal and informal practice: a case study in Curitiba, Brasil
Wednesday 18 November 2015
*contributed by Federica Natalia Rosati & Riccardo Maroso (visit profile page)

This case study examines alternative solutions for the standardized affordable housing development practice through both top-down & bottom-up approaches.

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