NEEDS-Architecture in Developing Countries, edited by Salvatore Spataro with GGAF (Young Architects of Florence). The book points out the real NEEDS of users, particularly the necessity to make structures which could satisfy them, facing up to lack of economic and technological resources. The sixteen works collected in this volume express a clear idea about the developing project of that belongs within the community within which it is situated. Each project is a reflection of architecture that does not impose organizing models extraneous to the local culture and does not flatten itself on the existent reality.
Scroll through images from the exhibition after the break!
The architects published in this book are: TYIN tegnestue, Anna Heringer-Eike Roswag, Asf-Architetti senza frontiere Italia, Asfe-Arquitectos sin fronteras Espana, Dièbedo Kèrè, Emilio Caravatti-Matteo Caravatti, Africabougou Onlus, BAS-Berger School of Architecture and Cal-Earth. The projects are all located in Asia and Africa, and are featured in a touring exhibition called NEEDS – Architecture in Developing Countries. The Exhibition opened in Florence last March and will be heading to Farrera in October. Check out their website for more details!
Exhibition promoted by:
GGAF Gruppo Giovani Architetti Firenze
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