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Thursday, 24th January 2013 at 12:00pm
Although delayed by Hurricane Sandy, Canstruction is finally returning to New York City.
The event, which we have featured before on its trip to London, involves 25 teams of architects, designers, engineers, and the students they mentor. They are tasked with constructing sculptures out of cans of food which are then donated to feed the hungry. The event uses over 10,000 cans of food donated by those taking part and the general public, and are distributed by City Harvest.
The event is travelling around North America, and is a fantastic spectacle for both the innovative designs made only from cans, and also the good it does to support those unable to buy food for themselves and their families, including those effected by the hurricane.
The construction of structures for the New York section will take place on the 31st of January and the finished articles will be on display to the public from 1st February to the 11th, with free admission, although visitors are encouraged to bring a donation of canned food.
Sunday, 24th June 2012 at 4:58pm
This year spring fundraising event for Architecture for Humanity is the "I Love Architecture" Charity Auction.
Featuring original sketches, renderings, prints, paintings and even a pigskin, from over 50 designers and architects, including Renzo Piano, Frank Gehry, Richard Meier, Steven Holl, Kengo Kuma, Snohetta, Jeanne Gang, and more, the hammer is about to come down.
So, if you would like to see some of the great pieces of art and get your bid in for charity then click here. The auction finishes on 29th June. It is a US based auction but they say they will ship worldwide.
For more information on Architecture for Humanity click here.
Tuesday, 12th June 2012 at 9:52pm
As a part of York Minster's Rose Dinner celebrations to raise money for the cathedral, the greenery installation branch Wow! Grass! of UK company Lindum covered the entire nave with a layer of real grass.
The grass is grown on rollable plant sheets made from a felt structure of recycled British textiles. A team of ten extended a layer of plastic upon the ground of the cathedral, then put in place the soil-less lawn, transforming the Gothic church's nave into a green expanse.
A beautiful installation in a beautiful catherdal. Don't envy who gets to cut the grass.
Find out more on Design Boom.
Sunday, 18th September 2011 at 12:36pm
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