architecture for refugees

29th November 2016

The Olympic Games and Ibrahim

DO YOU REMEMBER? “Carrying the The Olympic Games torch for refugees everywhere. Please watch and share this special […]
29th November 2016

Temporary housing for refugees – “Asylunterkunft TWS Zihlacker” in Zürich

Our AfR CH team visited the “TWS Zihlacker” housing units for asylum seekers – refugees in Zürich. For […]
29th November 2016

Temporary housing for refugees “Asylunterkunft TWS Leutschenbach” in Zürich

Our AfR CH team visited the “TWS Leutschenbach” housing units for asylum seekers – refugees in Zürich. For […]
29th November 2016

Messehalle 9 – “housing” for asylum seekers – refugees in Zürich

Our AfR CH team visited a housing development for refugees in Zürich. Next to these units there are […]
29th November 2016

Map of “housing” + units for refugees and asylum seekers in Switzerland – IN PROGRESS

Our team in Switzerland maps all the refugee “housing” + units to show how many centres and projects […]
29th November 2016

Housing for asylum seekers – Basislager, Zürich

Our AfR CH team visited a housing development for refugees in Zürich. Next to these units there are […]
24th November 2016

Challenging Practice

CHECK ASF’s Challenging Practice Programs “Challenging Practice is an independent-learning programme that seeks to enable built environment professionals […]
8th November 2016

3 ways refugee innovation is being supported in Uganda

“This is an excerpt from the Humanitarian Innovation Project’s recently released report: Refugee Innovation: Humanitarian innovation that starts with […]
1st November 2016

GRANDE-SYNTHE: The humanitarian camp that France didn’t want

Read stories about Grande-Synthe camp HERE>>>
19th October 2016

250,000 refugees have now fled Burundi

14th October 2016

Refugee Children in Crisis

“They need to be children, they need to get their life back.” Aid agencies say children are the […]
11th October 2016

A family starting a new life far from their home

Lidiia Havrylivna Pisahovych celebrated her 93 birthday in March 2016. But it is the second year in a […]
3rd October 2016

Open Letter from Architecture for Refugees: Save The Jungle Refugee Camp!

Authors: Nasr Chamma and Bence Komlosi “They left their country for a few weeks, months or years, driven […]
30th September 2016

Refugee camps are “the cities of tomorrow”, says humanitarian-aid expert

Governments should stop thinking about refugee camps as temporary places, says Kilian Kleinschmidt, one of the world’s leading […]
28th September 2016

Alternative Handbook for Refugee Camp Design: A LANDSCAPE FRAMEWORK

“An Alternative Handbook for Refugee Camp Design responds to increases in both the number of refugees worldwide and […]
26th September 2016

Self Build Design by Lucas

Here’s a beautiful illustration made by Lucas, one of ‘Building in Calais jungle‘ amazing volunteers, to demonstrate how to […]
7th March 2017

Architecture for Refugees SCHWEIZ – Facebook

Our Architecture for Refugees SCHWEIZ team in Switzerland is doing many things on a local scale! They organise […]
5th March 2017

How to POST on the PLATFORM?!

AfR OPEN SOURCE ONLINE PLATFORM Feel free to upload your materials!!! How to Post on the Architecture for […]
1st March 2017
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More on Formalizing Informal Transit

Mexico City Like the Digital Matatus Project in Nairobi, this mapping project run by Mapatón CDMX used smartphone-based GPS tools […]
22nd February 2017

Refugee Transportation Needs in Rural America

Because refugees within the U.S. most frequently settle in larger urban areas, the transportation needs of refugees can […]
24th January 2017

Architecture for Refugees 01 – From Field to Field BOOK

Please check our BOOK’s crowdfunding campaign and contribute to produce and publish this very needed KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER book. […]
17th January 2017

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9th January 2017

“Pop-Art in der Notunterkunft” – temporary housing in Paris

“It’s a global project to welcome people who’ve been living in the streets for the last few months […]
9th January 2017

Must-Read Stories on Refugees From 2016

“We collected the best stories on refugees from 2016, as selected by refugee and migration experts and the […]
12th December 2016

Refugees and migration – One of the seven key topics for the Venice Architecture Biennale 2016

The Finnish exhibition called From Border to Home presented temporary accommodation proposals for just-arrived asylum seekers awaiting a […]
12th December 2016

Story of cities #44: will Dadaab, the world’s largest refugee camp, really close?

“Kenya’s third biggest city, after Nairobi and Mombasa, is not a city at all but a refugee camp […]
12th December 2016

Refugee tents are a waste of money, says Alejandro Aravena

“The problem with a tent is that when you use it you throw it away, so it’s money […]
12th December 2016

Syrian Artists Build Replicas of Country’s Destroyed Monuments

  “Throughout Syria’s four-year war, many of the country’s ancient monuments and artifacts have been demolished by ISIS […]