Search Results for Tag: architecture
Young Chilean architect builds houses to last
Earlier this year, fires tore through Chile’s port city of Valparaíso, killing 15 people and burning nearly 3,000 homes to the ground.
Since then, 28-year-old Carolina Moraes, an architect who specializes in social and sustainable housing, has been volunteering her time to help some of the families who lost their homes.
She’s not settling for short-term solutions, but is teaching the locals to help themselves.
Listen to the report by Eilís O’Neill from Valparaíso, Chile:
DateTuesday 22.07.2014 | 12:42
Swiss urban planner remakes São Paulo’s poorest neighborhoods
What does ‘Architecture for All’ mean in a city like São Paulo, the largest in Brazil? It’s home to a population of 20 million, one third of whom live in the shanty towns known as favelas. Fabienne Hoelzel, an urban planner from Switzerland shows us how São Paulo is improving living conditions in the favelas and what the locals are doing to help.
Is your city in need of a project like this?
DateMonday 07.11.2011 | 16:30