What is this urban common movement? In the last couple of years, this movement has been gaining momenten. Perhaps the reason behind this interest is the focus and success it has on building communities rather than building infrastructure.
At the north of Bangladesh, a community center was realized by using locally available materials and skills. The project not only strengthened the local know-how but also stimulated sustainable development in the long run. Read the case study >
A community toilet that not only provides safe access to clean public toilets in various communities in Mumbai, but also becomes a space for community interaction. On the upper floor, accommodations for the minority communities and a community space are introduced. Read the case study >
It was Iraq's 'Garden of Eden'; unique wetlands in Southern Iraq. These architectural wonders were built fast and quick without nails, wood or glass. They were known as 'mudhif'. They all rested on small islands which were built with compacted mud and rushes.
Underneath a flyover in Dhaka, the local community has transformed a once neglected space into a flourishing place of learning. DeyalKotha is a project which helped grow an existing community space with minimal design intervention. Read the case study >
A lecture given by Anne Feenstra, revealing how an architect works in different cultures, and the importance of locality and time. "Besides quantity, how can we put a bit more time on quality?"
The project is a 2015 SEED Award recipient. An architecture that meets a critical public health need, involving training of local builders in extending traditional construction methods into new configurations and potentials. Read the case study >
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