Archivo de la etiqueta: Haití

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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Dividing Landscapes: Can Architects Do For Borders What They’ve Done For Embassies?


San Diego is an urban environment divided in two by a thin stainless steel barrier. Photo: via en.academic.ru Embassies are architectural projects meant to represent one country to another. But why don’t we take similar care when it comes to designing the landscape of national borders? Granted, most of these borders go unnoticed—often we only see …Continue Reading
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Notre Dame Haiti Cathedral Competition Entry / TABB Architecture

Designed by TABB Architecture…, their proposal for the Notre Dame de l’Assomption Cathedral in Port au Prince optimizes resources, producing designed solutions and teaming up for a change. Designing a New Cathedral for Port-au-Prince,not only will imply a beautiful, energy saving, affordable building, but Sigue leyendo

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