Design for Good: A New Era of Architecture for Everyone
For too long, design has been seen as a luxury, the province of the rich, not the poor. Offers character-driven, real-world stories about projects across the globe that are designed and created with and for the people who will use them. The book reveals a new understanding of the ways that design shapes our lives and gives professionals and interested citizens the tools necessary to seek out and demand designs that dignify. Explains how locals learned masonry in helping to build the Butaro Hospital, a project designed for and with the people of Rwanda using available materials. From the Angdong Health Center in China's Hunan Province, the Arcus Center for Social Justice in Michigan, and the Maternity Waiting Village in Malawi, the examples in the book show what is possible when design is a collaborative, dignified, empathic process. Begins with a powerful foreword by philanthropist Melinda Gates. The author draws from his own experience as well as dozens of interviews to show that...
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