Tag: Humanitarian architecture

Mohammed Kteish at work creating his cityscape.
News | Josh Harris | 13 Mar 2018

Teen refugee and aspiring architect leads program designing a future Aleppo

Teenager Mohammed Kteish is leading an initiative that combines architectural modelling with virtual reality to imagine a future Aleppo.

Cardboard Cathedral by Shigeru Ban Architects (Christchurch, New Zealand, 2013).
News | Patrick Hunn | 6 Dec 2017

Shigeru Ban wins Mother Teresa Award for services to humanity

Japanese “emergency architect” Shigeru Ban will receive an award for “exceptional services to humanity” at a ceremony in Mumbai.

Cardboard Cathedral by Shigeru Ban Architects (Christchurch, New Zealand, 2013).
News | Patrick Hunn | 8 Mar 2017

Shigeru Ban to make Opera House address

Shigeru Ban will address an audience in Sydney to coincide with his exhibition at the Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation.

A Nev House, designed by Ken McBryde, for remote communities on cyclone-ravaged Tanna Island in Vanuatu.
News | Linda Cheng | 17 May 2016

Surfing design duo creates cyclone-resistant shelters

Architect Ken McBryde and surfboard designer Nev Hyman have created a series of cyclone-resistant prefabricated shelters for a remote community in Vanuatu.

Paul Pholeros.
Discourse | Rory Hyde | 25 Feb 2016

What does it mean to be a “good architect”?

Why does “good” architecture, as judged by architects, rarely have anything to do with “doing good,” wonders Rory Hyde.

A dormitory for students from around Africa in Kampala, Uganda, by Terrain Architects.
People | Editorial Desk AAU | 11 Feb 2016

Nomadic architecture: Terrain Architects

Using local skills and materials, Terrain Architects creates architecture for needy communities everywhere from Indonesia to Africa.