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Estudio Cavernas designs Thailand community centre as learning hub for Burmese migrant children

May 7, 2020 Rebecca Grove 0

Not-for-profit organisation Estudio Cavernas has built the sugarcane-thatched Green Island community centre for over 400 Burmese children living near the Myanmar border in western Thailand. Located within a municipal waste centre in the town of Mae Sot, the timber community hall stands alongside a playground, vegetable garden and football pitch. The building by Estudio Cavernas

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Make Bank’s Print Project sees 20 designers create prints to fund arts education

September 23, 2019 Jennifer Hahn 0
Paul Farrell for the Make Bank Print Project

Social enterprise Make Bank has released a collection of 24 prints by British creatives, including textile designer Donna Wilson and graphic designer Peter Chadwick, to help fund arts education for disadvantaged children. The 24 print designs were commissioned by Make Bank, a social enterprise instigated by Kirsty Thomas, a designer and co-founder of Tom Pigeon,

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Urko Sanchez Architects builds miniature walled city for orphans

July 20, 2019 Jon Astbury 0
SOS Children's Village by Urko Sanchez Architects

Urko Sanchez Architects has designed a concrete compound in Djibouti for the charity SOS Children’s Villages International as a home for vulnerable children. The project, which completed in 2014, has been nominated for the 2019 Aga Khan Award for Architecture Urko Sanchez Architects, who are based in Nairobi and Madrid, referenced the traditional typology of a

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London architects raise £60,000 for motor neurone disease in HD5K charity race

May 20, 2019 Pauline Zberro 0
HD5K charity race by Hayes Davidson for the Motor Neurone Disease Association

Architects from Zaha Hadid Architects, Heatherwick Studio and AL_A were among participants in a five-kilometre race in London’s Hyde Park, raising £60,000 for the Motor Neurone Disease Association. Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners director Ivan Harbour and AHMM cofounder Simon Allford were also among the 122 runners that took part in this year’s edition of the

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Ilse Crawford creates dining space with “dignity” for London soup kitchen

June 16, 2017 Alice Morby 0

Renowned chef Massimo Bottura has opened an Ilse Crawford-designed community kitchen in Kensington, the London borough that’s been in the headlines this week for the fire at public housing block Grenfell Tower. The Refettorio Felix community kitchen, located inside St Cuthbert’s Community Centre, opened earlier this month. It is the latest project conceived by Bottura’s

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