Architecture for Humanity

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Lighting the Way: LEDs for the Developing World

In the last several years, the practice of socially responsible architecture has received mainstream attention. Architects and designers are using their talent and skill to create affordable and sustainable designs for communities in need. The work of the late Samuel Mockbee and his Rural Studio led the way. Bryan Bell's Design Corps carries on this tradition, while Cameron Sinclair's Architecture for Humanity brings the design world and the relief world together on a global scale. But where do lighting and energy issues fit into a movement that has focused primarily on the physical building? The work of the Light Up the World Foundation (www.lutw.org), founded by Dave Irvine-Halliday, is addressing this question. More

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Tsunamis Disaster Relief Aid

As 2004 draws to a close, the editors of A|L would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year, and say thank you for your support of the magazine over the past year. In light of the recent earthquake and related tsunamis disaster in Sumatra, we encourage our design professional colleagues to visit the More

A Vote for Lighting
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A Vote for Lighting

Tom Dixon, a product designer with an affinity for lighting, is in the running for... More

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Tsunamis Disaster Relief

In light of the recent earthquake and related tsunamis disaster in Sumatra, we encourage our design professional colleagues to visit the Architecture for Humanity website, www.architectureforhumanity.org to learn how you can help with relief efforts. Links to several relief organizations are also available on The American Institute for Architects website at www.aia.org. More

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