As assured in the introductory article of Architecture for Humanity, the 4Matters team is back with thought-provoking information that highlights the overall operational process at Architecture for Humanity’s engineering sites.
The team of Architecture for Humanity believes in the usage of local solutions, and hence, has been practicing the custom of making buildings out of clay-made-bricks, bamboo and old wood pieces. Nonetheless, the buildings include rooms that are designed to incorporate natural light facilities and hand-made doors by the local artisans. This not only cuts down on the cost of construction but also promotes the use of environment-friendly products in the society. To add more, these methods of construction are exceedingly environment friendly as these sustainable designs reduce the damage caused to the environment when structures are made out of brick and not environment friendly materials.
Furthermore, Architecture for Humanity believes in conquering global humanitarian challenges with architectural solutions. Hence, they reconstruct disaster affected areas to build back better homes for the homeless at the minimal price; they practice community resilience to decrease vulnerability amongst communities, they construct educational spaces to inspire learning amongst the young and the grown-ups and they also release active spaces in order to increase access to previously remote areas.
Not-to-forget, Architecture for Humanity also practices rain water harvesting which not only maximizes the usage of water from the accumulation and deposition of rainwater on site, but also enables the creation of awareness to preserve the environment and water resources amongst people of the communities. This in turn provides huge environmental benefits as wastage of water is minimized to a certain extent.
Architecture for Humanity have not only given shelter and protection to the homeless but also has lighted up the candle of hope amongst many families and individuals who have struggled to find a minimum standard of living for themselves.
Stay tuned for the utmost article on Architecture for Humanity that shall highlight the future targets that this team dreams about and how the global aid from across boundaries have helped this team reach milestones!