Architecture Activism

Architecture Activism

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Founded in Los Angeles in 1998, GRAFT is a global architectural practice which now maintains branches in Berlin and Beijing. The international practice, which is involved in architectural, urban, and product design a€“ as well as branding a€“ is known for its experimental and interdisciplinary designs as well as for its strong social commitment. The publication will document only projects characteristic of this social responsibility a€“ it portrays architecture as an active tool for driving, in a global context, the development of places worth living in. One key project is the Solar Kiosk developed in 2012, a high-output, solar-based unit which is already used by many communities in Sub-Saharan Africa to secure their power supply.Tankless water heaters, low-flow toilets and energy star appliances further reduce the amount of water and electricity needed. While these elements and sustainability techniques harness ... front yard side walk outdoor public/private street private intermediate public 6a#39; porch no built space 14a#39; frontyard street sidewalk porch house outdoor public/private property line edge of the house p ro p e rty lin e Street-front diagram b eg inn ing of h ou se 6 a#39; u n co ve re d s p a c e steps porch. 41.

Title:Architecture Activism
Author: GRAFT
Publisher:Birkhäuser - 2016-05-24

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