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Kimmelman on MASS Design Group’s Open-Air Clinics in Haiti

“Architecture and health are inseparable,” says Haitian doctor and founder of Gheskio in Michael Kimmelman’s latest New York Times piece In Haiti, Battling Disease With Open-Air Clinics. Recounting the devastating images of medical dysfunction that have circulated the internet since the Ebola epidemic, Kimmelman presents MASS Design Group’s nearly complete Port-au-Prince health clinics as a potential model for healthcare architecture worldwide. Combating cholera and tuberculosis with a modest, practical layout and open-air design, the new clinics will serve one of the city’s largest slums. Learn why Kimmelman declares them “handsome” and believes they will help eradicate disease in Haiti, here

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Architecture for Humanity Announces Completion of Haiti Initiatives

Architecture for Humanity has announced the end of their program in Haiti, effective from January 2015. The charitable organization, which has its headquarters in San Francisco, set up offices in Port-au-Prince in March 2010 in order to better help the people of Haiti… Sigue leyendo

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Puzzle-Piece Homes, A Solution for Rapidly Growing Populations

By now, we have all heard the mantra. In twenty years time, the world’s cities will have grown from three to five billion people, forty percent of these urban dwellers will be living at or below the poverty line facing… Sigue leyendo

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Beyond the Tent: Why Refugee Camps Need Architects (Now More than Ever)

In 2013 alone some 1 million people have poured out of Syria to escape a civil conflict that has been raging for over two years. The total number of Syrian refugees is well over 2 million, an unprecedented number and… Sigue leyendo

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MASS Design Group’s Proposal to Reconstruct Haitian Hospital

In September 2012, the Haitian Ministry of Economy and Finance called for the reconstruction of the hospital of the State University of Haiti, a medical facility located in the heart of Port-au-Prince that has been operating in ruins since the… Sigue leyendo

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Colorful Camouflage: Painting Buildings Brushes Problems Under The Rug

The movement to provide increased affordable housing in cities across the world is gaining momentum as the pace of rural to urban migration continues to accelerate. The internal reorganization of populations, coupled with rising property prices in ever… Sigue leyendo

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Iron Market Reconstruction / John McAslan + Partners

Architects: John McAslan + Partners
Location: Port-au-Prince, Département de l’Ouest, Haiti
Architect In Charge: John McAslan
Area: 4,645 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Hufton+ Crow, Roger Leymone

Structural Engineer: Alan Baxter & Associates, Axis Design Group
Steel Engineer: O’BRIEN Steel Consulting…
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2013 Foster + Partners Prize Awarded to John Naylor

The Architectural Association and Foster + Partners have announced John Naylor… of Diploma Unit 16 as the 2013 Foster + Partners Prize recipient for his project ‘Bamboo Lakou’. Presented annually, the award is presented to an AA Diploma student whose Sigue leyendo

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