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Design Like You Give a Damn

Architectural Reponses to Humanitarian Crises

Architecture for Humanity

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A manifesto for the many ways in which innovative, sustainable and collaborative architecture and design can change lives

Overview

Edited by Architecture for Humanity, this book is a compendium of innovative projects from around the world that demonstrates the power of design to improve lives.

Design Like You Give a Damn offers a history of the movement towards socially conscious design and showcases more than eighty solutions to such urgent needs as basic shelter, healthcare, education, access to clean water, energy and sanitation.

Design Like You Give a Damn is an indispensable resource for designers and humanitarian organizations charged with rebuilding after disasters and engaged in the search for sustainable development.

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Reviews

'A welcome manifesto for the kind of problem-solving design approach that conscientious students and practitioners ought to be aspiring to'
RIBA Journal

'Beautifully designed by Thames & Hudson, and a visual pleasure as well as inspiring'
The Architects’ Journal

'Committed, unapologetically architectural in name and mission, Architecture for Humanity stands up for people in need'
Robert Ivy, Architectural Record

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Further Details

Specifications

Format: Flexibound PLC (with jacket)

Size: 20.3 x 20.3 cm

Extent: 336 pp

Illustrations: 350

Publication date: 10 July 2006

ISBN: 9780500342190

Contents List

Introduction • 1. Emergency Shelter • 2. Transitional Housing • 3. Sheltering the Homeless • 4. Permanent Housing • 5. Community Spaces

About the Author

Architecture for Humanity is a New York-based relief organization dedicated to the belief that innovative, sustainable and collaborative design can make a real difference to communities in need.

Cameron Sinclair is co-founder of Architecture for Humanity, a New York-based relief organization dedicated to the belief that innovative, sustainable and collaborative design can make a real difference to communities in need.

List of Contributors

Cameron Sinclair, Kate Stohr, Jason Andersen, Peter Andrews, Cynthia Barton, Paul Berger, Laura Cole, Nathan Crane, Kathryn Meg Frankel, Doug Halsey, Justin Hollander, Jennifer Lester, Laurie Matthews, Matthew Miller, Kreg Norgaard