News: Ikea's flat-pack refugee shelters, which have now been tested in Ethiopia and Iraq, have been described by design critic Alice Rawsthorn as being part of "one of the most important design developments of the past decade" (+ slideshow). More »
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News: Danish studio BIG has been granted $335 million to upgrade Lower Manhattan's storm defences, as one of six winners in the Rebuild by Design initiative to revive parts of the USA struck by Hurricane Sandy (+ slideshow). More »
Japanese architect Shigeru Ban developed these timber and earth houses for the rehabilitation of a Sri Lankan fishing village that was swept away during the 2004 tsunami (+ slideshow). More »
The homes of 27,000 Palestinian refugees will be replaced as part of this reconstruction project underway at Nahr el-Bared, 16 kilometres outside of Tripoli, Lebanon (+ slideshow). More »
Dezeenwire: nonprofit design services firm architecture for humanity has launched an appeal to raise money for long-term reconstruction in earthquake-hit Haiti. For updates visit the architecture for humanity website or for updates on Twitter follow @archforhumanity or architecture for humanity CEO Cameron Sinclair @casinclair.
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