The RE:BUILD Project offers shelter and education to displaced Syrian refugees

Architecture, International
Friday, October 23, 2015
RE:BUILD School in Queen Rania Park (Courtesy Pouya Khazaeli)

(Courtesy Pouya Khazaeli)

The civil war in Syria has created millions of refugees forced to flee hostilities for safer ground. Those numbers include, according to the United Nations‘ refugee agency and Save the Children, more than 1.3 million children under the age of 18. To help house those staggering populations, nonprofit Pilosio Building Peace has teamed up with architects Pouya Khazaeli and Cameron Sinclair to build economical architecture designed to house refugees who have been uprooted by war.

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After 15 years, Architecture for Humanity abruptly closes

Mitazono Wakaba Kindergarten was part of Architecture for Humanity's Tohoku Earthquake Tsunami Rebuilding . (Courtesy Arch for Humanity)

Mitazono Wakaba Kindergarten was part of Architecture for Humanity’s Tohoku Earthquake Tsunami Rebuilding . (Courtesy Arch for Humanity)

Late in the day on Friday, December 16, Cameron Sinclair, the co-founder of Architecture for Humanity, sent a letter that stunned the world of public interest architecture. According to Sinclair, Architecture for Humanity is closing its doors. John King of the San Francisco Chronicle confirmed that the San Francisco–based staff had been laid off at the beginning of the month.

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Architecture For Humanity Begins Recovery Work On East Coast

East, National, Newsletter
Monday, November 5, 2012
Devastation in Breezy Point, Queens (CNBC)

Devastation in Breezy Point, Queens (CNBC)

As the northeast is slowly getting back on its feet, non-profit Architecture for Humanity is already commencing its plans for rebuilding and recovery. While it’s still early, the organization, which is partnering with AIA chapters in the hardest hit regions, is starting first with impact assessment. Generally working in hard hit areas around the world, this is the first time their New York chapter has had to respond locally, pointed out  Jennifer Dunn, New York Chapter Leader. AFH is not only looking to re-build, but to re-build better. “We don’t just want to help build back the coastline but create more resilient communities that can withstand future disasters,” said co-founder Cameron Sinclair in a statement.

Architecture for Humanity is looking for support in the form of donations or volunteers. Donations can be made online here, while volunteers should email Flood repair strategies are posted here.  Further updates will appear on the Architecture for Humanity website as soon as they are available.

A Star Turn for Sambo

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Architectural documentaries are all the rage these days, from Louis Kahn to Frank Gehry and, most recently and sadly, Julius Shulman. Now comes another, Snakebit about Rural Studio and its inimitable founder Samuel “Sambo” Mockbee, that, like its predecessors, seems unexpectedly moving, even for architecture buffs. Read More

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