Community Home by Marc Koehler Architects | architecture | Dezeen
Marc Koehler Architects has extended a former primary school in Loker, rural Belgium, to create a community centre with a folded roof.
Sra Pou Vocational School by Rudanko + Kankkunen | Dezeen
This school in Cambodia by Finish architects Rudanko + Kankkunen was built by the local community from hand-dried blocks of the surrounding soil. The Sra Pou vocational school serves as a business training centre and public hall. Small gaps in brickwork allow soft natural light and breezes to flow through the building, while colourful woven shutters open
Red light means tension emotion, which James Turrell uses to create a unique atmosphere. - I find James turrell's work to be an interesting community experiment, seeing this exhibit in person it was interesting to notice how the community reacts knowing others are experiencing similar emotion
Klong Toey Community Lantern by TYIN Tegnestue | Dezeen
Architects TYIN Tegnestue of Norway have taken an empty slot in a dense residential area of Bangkok and worked with the local community to build a climbing frame and basketball court. A year of interviews, workshops and public meetings with the Klong Toey community allowed them to build the structure with the help of residents and students in
London City Farmhouse by Catrina Stewart | Dezeen
Faeces, electric eels and fruit would power conceptual communities designed by Bartlett School of Architecture graduate Catrina Stewart. The City Farmhouse project proposes housing communities on stilts above clusters of public toilets, where visitors would be required to donate faeces and urine on arrival. Electricity would be generated from methane gas released when the harvested
Porsche unveils crowd-sourced 911 car designed by Facebook fans
German sports car manufacturer Porsche has turned to its 5 million fans on Facebook to crowd source designs for a unique 911 car.
OMA and BIG to rebuild Sandy-affected communities
OMA and BIG are among the ten design teams selected for the Rebuild by Design initiative to revitalise parts of the USA devastated by Hurricane Sandy.
American University of Beirut, Hostler Center uses a unique system of aluminum fins to keep the interiors of the buildings cool while still maintaining visibility. - the other interesting piece to this building or series there of is the integration of a number of connected courtyards that force interaction between students and staff, strengthening the sense of community