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Favela Painting is initiated by Haas & Hahn. Between 2005 and now, the favelas of Rio de Janeiro have provided the inspiration and locations for several public artworks that we painted together with local community members. Each new project being larger than the last, we now we aim to realize our ultimate dream; to plaster and paint an entire hillside favela. Continue reading

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MOVING SCHOOLS (REALIZED)

Moving schools is a project initiated by a pair of young designers, who have set up an International charity aiming to build relocatable schools for hundreds of refugee children and now are set to design flood resistant homes for thousands of Cambodia’s poor. Continue reading

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OPEN SOURCE HOUSE PILOT (REALIZED)

Open Source House has the aim to start a viable social business to provide affordable housing through sustainable design for low income countries. The project started with a design competition in which more than 3100 young architects from 45 different countries send in their 250 designs. All designs are shared online. The goal of the competition was to design an affordable, flexible and sustainable house.
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GANDO SECUNDARY SCHOOL

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Building a secondary school is part of an ongoing project to bring education and development to the village of Gando, in Eastern Burkina Faso. It began with a primary school, and continued with the building of teacher’s accommodation, a school extension and a library. Construction of a secondary school began in May 2011 Continue reading


RECONSTRUCTING A SCHOOL IN DOWN TOWN PORT-AU-PRINCE-HAITI

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When the devastating earthquake struck Haiti in 2010, a community of teachers, nuns and school girls in downtown Port-au-Prince lost most of their educational facilities. In response, Thinking Development was founded, connecting them with a group of designers, architects, engineers, project managers and development planners associated with University College London’s Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction (www.ucl.ac.uk/rdr). Continue reading