Architecture Monday

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It’s only fitting that I display some of Architecture for Humanity’s work, given my video supporting them in this year’s #P4A. Their slogan (and book) is “Design Like You Give A Damn”, and it is a testament to how powerful, good design can be achieved on small budgets and using local materials and labour.

Architecture has an impact on the people who interact with it, beyond the simple impact that shelter provides as protection from the elements. Being in a space has an immediate effect on one’s experience. As a focal point and locus, architecture creates a sense of place and a foundation for people and their tribe to know themselves. It is a force multiplier. Architecture provides a greater sense of being for everyone in the community, and that allows for greater healing, bolder action, confidence, and pride.