How’s my turning? (MASS part 2)

Can furniture revolutionize medical care in Haiti? (Students Rebuild) Adam Saltzman’s a natural behind the wheel in Haiti: liberal use of the horn; taking the shoulder when the tap-taps get jammed up; commanding the rugged road. It’s a rosy view through his SUV’s cracked windshield. “This is the backup car,” he assures us. The new…

Millennium Development Goals approach… Certain Development?

(Students Rebuild) ALL EIGHT of the Millennium Development Goals simultaneously crossed a milestone earlier this year – “1000 Days Left.” Or maybe it’s more of a warning sign. Since the Year 2000 (and those heady days of roboboogie), 189+ nation states have been working to eradicate extreme poverty around the world, prompted by the United Nations.…

Village of Maeami-hama celebrates new community house

(Architecture for Humanity) On February 24, 2013, the residents of the fishing village of Maeami-hama, on a secluded inlet on the Pacific coast of Tohoku, gathered to celebrate the opening of its new community house. The fishermen and their families invited Tokyo-based designers KMDW architects and project coordinators Architecture for Humanity Japan (in Ishinomaki as…

Interview: DF Preeti Sodhi & the Manhattan Skatepark

(Architecture for Humanity) If there’s a “typical” design fellow, Preeti Sodhi may be the farthest from it. While many of our fellows are out working in rural communities in strange sounding places across the world, Preeti wakes up each morning in New York City and often heads down to the (very) Lower East Side. She’s…

Intense Collaboration: Community Planning and Urban Acupuncture in Villa Rosa, Port-au-Prince

(Architecture for Humanity) For her Mundus Urbano masters program in Barcelona, Nazanin Mehregan spent three months studying and working on Architecture for Humanity’s urban design projects in Port-au-Prince. Specifically Nazanin worked with the Villa Rosa community engagement team on an ambitious community-led urban redevelopment program. Now back in Spain with some free time on her…