The creation, imagination, willing of a plan or convention for the construction of an object or a system, achievement of a unique expection in architecture, technology, or landscape.


Haiti: Rebuilding Sustainably with Earthbag Houses

Haiti’s recovery from the devastation of the 2010 earthquake, plus repeated hits by tropical storms and hurricanes, calls for creative, low-tech, earth-based alternatives. Konbit Shelter, a pairing of international designers including the street artist Swoon with local artisans, have advanced earthbag construction as a viable solution to disaster prone areas.

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Design, Sustainability

Agricultural Urbanism: Designing Cities as Edible Ecosystems

The world’s population is expected to rise to 10 billion by 2050. Yet with 80 per cent of the planet’s usable farmland already cultivated, the effects of climate change wreaking havoc across large areas of existing farmland, and more than 10 per cent of humanity going to bed hungry every night, growing enough sustenance for three billion new mouths is not going to be easy.