Arch 4150 Moussa 10/22/13
Community center revitalization project done by a studio class at the University of Washington. The building is used to empower the Vietnamese immigrant community. The students in the studio met the different needs of the community and reflected them through the design. This made it culturally relevant.
This project is the Nueva Esperanza school in Ecuador. The design team collaborated with the locals to build according to their needs and wishes. It preserves the unique identity of the village where it is located because of the material and human resources used. The school is boat shaped because this is a fisher community.
This is an image of the terrible flood that took place in Pakistan in 2010. The flood took many lives and left many homeless. Architecture for Humanity did a project there called the "2010 Pakistan Flood Relief program." Some of their long term aims were assisting the community in building practical low cost environmentally sensitive buildings in these flood effected areas. This in my opinion is an example of great community architecture that helps the community and saves lives.