Design Like You Give a Damn : Building Change from the Ground Up
Architecture for Humanity
Design Like You Give a Damn  is the indispensable handbook for anyone committed to building a more sustainable future. Following the success of their first book, Architecture for Humanity brings readers the next edition, with more than 100 projects from around the world. Packed with practical and ingenious design solutions, this book addresses the need for basic shelter, housing, education, health care, clean water, and renewable energy. One-on-one interviews and provocative case studies demonstrate how innovative design is reimagining community and uplifting lives. From building-material innovations such as smog-eating concrete to innovative public policy that is repainting Brazil’s urban slums, Design Like You Give a Damn  serves as a how-to guide for anyone seeking to build change from the ground up.Praise for Design Like You Give a Damn : “The resourcefulness of the projects in the book is inspiring, its information practical (see Stohr’s chapter on financing sustainable community development) and its numerous factoids sobering.” —TMagazine.blogs.NYTimes.com
Architecture for Humanity, founded in 1999 by Kate Stohr and Cameron Sinclair, is a nonprofit design services firm committed to bringing design, construction and development solutions to those who are most critically in need. Through design-build programs, competitions, educational forums and partnerships with relief organisations, Architecture for Humanity supports major reconstruction efforts and humanitarian relief worldwide. For example, they assist communities following crises, such as the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans and the Southeast Asian tsunami, among other projects. Stohr and Sinclair were awarded the 2008 Copper-Hewitt Smithsonian National Design Patron Award and the 2009 Royal Society of Arts Bicentenary Medal for their work in promoting sustainable design and improving living conditions around the globe.
|Format||Paperback / softback|
|Publication Date||1 May 2012|
|Illustrations||500 full colour photographs|