Commonwealth family to come together in solidarity to help Fiji

Dear Member Organizations, Greetings from the Commonwealth Association of Architects! Hope all is great at your end. This is in reference to Fiji. As you all know that unfortunately , Fiji has been severely affected by tropical Cyclone Yasa. It caused heavy destruction to infrastructure, buildings and agricultural areas. The Government of Fiji speaks of hundreds …

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Letter to IIMA to stop the demolition of Louis Kahn’s Dormitories

Dear Member Organisations,Greetings from the Commonwealth Association of Architects!This is regarding the recent announcement by IIMA to demolish 14 of the 18 dormitory buildings designed by Louis Kahn, on the IIMA campus. We have drafted a letter that we would like to circulate widely across ‘a diverse, local, and global community of architects, academics, cultural critics, …

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Message from the UIA2021RIO Executive Committee

Greetings to everyone registered for the 27th World Congress of Architects – UIA2021RIO, together with its speakers, guests, and staff. Amid so much suffering and so many tragic losses, we express our support, inviting everyone to reflect on the experiences and lessons learned during 2020. Inspired by difficulties all over the world, the UIA2021RIO Executive …

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Interview with Jan Gehl

THE UIA TALKS TO JAN GEHL:  1993 PATRICK ABERCROMBIE PRIZE LAUREATE Danish architect and urban design consultant Jan Gehl is recognised worldwide for his commitment to people-centered, humanistic urban planning. Born in Copenhagen, Denmark on 17 September 1936, his career has focused on improving the quality of urban life by re-orienting city design towards the pedestrian and cyclist. A founding partner of Gehl …

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