Brand : Esther Charlesworth

Humanitarian Architecture: 15 stories of architects working after disaster



Margaretwertheim |

I loved the interviews with architects such as shiguru ban who ...

Esther charlesworth's much needed text, "humanitarian architecture", allows us to reconsider the role of architecture in the lives of "ordinary people" and to reexamine the place of this "noble art" in the restoration of communities after traumatic events such as earthquakes, tsunamis and warfare. i loved the interviews with architects such as shiguru ban who are working at the forefront of disaster relief, but most of all i loved hearing how architects can be human. in an age when the architect is ofter portrayed as a demigod servicing the wealthy elite, this compassionate set of essays and interviews reminds us that building is (or should be) first and foremost for people..

Dan lewis |

5 star effort!

Having read the drafts and observed the progress of its publication - having this in my library now is a pleasure shared by me - both with my team, and with many colleagues visiting our offices. well done esther!

Nathaniel corum |

A crucial resource for anyone seeking deep meaning in the design and allied professions.

In humanitarian architecture, esther charlesworth shares not only project case studies from an emerging field, but also related impacts, insights and practitioner interviews. her book gives hope by showing how designers can make healing gestures by working with communities in diverse and challenging situations. a crucial resource for anyone seeking deep meaning in the design and allied professions. we at architecture for humanity are honored to form a part of the story. thanks for telling it dr. charlesworth!