Casa ensamble Chacarrá in Colombia is a symbol of diversity and culture. It was not about creating a physical space: RUTA4 wanted to reconstruct and repair the collective memory. > Read the case study
The Swiss/Canadian charity "Himalayan Life" has been working with street children in Nepal for over a decade. In 2017, a boarding school will be contructed aiming to make a bigger impact: to give bright and young people a reason to stay in the country. > Read the case study
This project is a part of a series of interventions focused on developing community facilities in emerging contexts, neighborhoods and popular settlements. In this case, an infrastructure providing both better connectivity and public programs was constructed by local community builders. > Read the case study
The village of Gatlang is located in the district of Rasuwa, 80km North-West of Kathmandu, 15km for Tibet and 2240m altitude. Gatlang is a dense traditionnal Tamang village of 350 houses and 2000 inhabitants. The earthquake of 25th april 2015 has partially or totally destroyed most of the houses. > Read the case study
As the architectural practice is evolving and interests are shifting towards social architecture, we are more and more curious about the new roles of architects in this changing landscape. How do #FutureArchitects view their practices? What are the tools to #Buildify their project initiatives?
Located in the province of El Oro, Ecuador, the emergency house was constructed in 10 days in the month of May 2016. This project seeks to create a new kernel within the community by reactivating the area; architecture may be the catalyst that fosters a transformation that surpasses anxiety and uncertainty. > Read the case study
The Ilima Primary School aims to set a new standard for rural education and to redefine what architecture can aspire to in limited-resource areas. The school serves as a community centre in the rural Congo to promote sustainable farming and hunting practices for the mutually beneficial integration of villages and wildlife.
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Founded in 2012, a.gor.a architects is based in Mae Sot, Thailand along the Thai-Burma Border. The studio has grown through an organic process of getting involved with NGO’s and community based organizations. In this interview, Jan Glasmeier shares a brief history of their practice and how their practice has evolved to deliver works of inspirational architecture.