Launch Slideshow

Design Like You Give a Damn 2 Projects

Design Like You Give a Damn 2 Projects

  • Soe Ker Tie House, Noh Bo, Tak, Thailand

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    Pasi Aalto/TYIN Tegnestue

    The siding of the Soe Ker Tie Hias (Butterfly Houses) in Noh Bo, Tak, Thailand, uses a local bamboo-weaving technique.

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    The 10x10 Housing Initiative in Freedom Park, Mitchell Plains, Cape Town, South Africa.

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    Eric Hester/ZEROW House

    The ZEROW House on the National Mall.

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    Andrew Lee

    The building's low profile minimizes its impact on the site and surrounding neighborhood, in part by weaving through preexisting trees.

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    Pedro Pegenaute

    Pillars sitting in a pool of water help to keep the building cool.

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    Haas&Hahn

    Artists Jeroen Koolhaas and Dre Urhahn (Haas&Haan) enlisted locals to help create nearly 23,000 square feet of colorful artwork on the exterior of 34 houses in the Rio de Janeiro hillside slum of Praca Cantão.

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    Architecture For Humanity

Perhaps the most surprising thing about Design Like You Give a Damn 2 is that it’s only the second in the series, as principled and pro bono designs seem to be growing in boundless number around the world. DLYGAD2—by Architecture for Humanity, the San Francisco–based, globally active, nonprofit architecture organization—catalogs 70 projects, organized around such nonprofiteer-y themes as crowd-sourced planning, sustainable community design, and disaster relief. The book illuminates even the best-known public works: A timeline of the High Line, for example, reveals stakeholder engagement. • $35, Abrams, May 2012