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Architecture Activism

Architecture Activism


Publisher: Birkhauser 2016 ISBN: 9783035610239 Editors: GRAFT Format: softcover, 240pp, 235x170mm

Founded in LA in 1998, GRAFT is a global architectural practice known for its experimental and interdisciplinary designs as well as for its strong social commitment. GRAFT were also co-founders of Brad Pitt's 'Make It Right' foundation. This publication documents projects characteristic of their sense of social responsibility - `portraying architecture (as well as urban design and product design) as an active tool for driving, in a global context, the development of places worth living in. One key project is the Solar Kiosk developed in 2012, a high-output, solar-based unit which is already used by many communities in Sub-Saharan Africa to secure their power supply.

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