Intervention Architecture: Building for Change

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I.B.Tauris, Nov 15, 2007 - Architecture - 200 pages
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Since its inception in 1977, the Aga Khan Award for Architecture has recognised almost 100 projects that have set new standards of excellence in architecture, planning, conservation and landscape design.

Cutting a swathe across the globe from west Africa to southeast Asia, each project selected for the 2007 Award is illustrated with detailed drawings, specially commissioned photographs and concise descriptions.

An introductory essay by Homi Bhabha is accompanied by texts from Omar Akbar, Homa Farjadi, Sahel Al-Hiyari, Shirazeh Houshiary, Esa Mohamed, Mohsen Mostafavi, Farshid Moussavi, Modjtaba Sadria, Brigitte Shim, Billie Tsien and Ken Yeang. The nine projects include an urban square in Beirut, an embassy in Addis Ababa, a sustainable school house in rural Bangladesh and a mud-brick market in Burkina Faso. To mark the thirtieth year of the Award, this publication also includes a historical overview of winning projects, seminars and events through the years.


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Statement of the Master Jury
Samir Kassir Square Beirut Lebanon
Rehabilitation of the City of Shibam Wadi Hadhramaut Yemen
Central Market Koudougou Burkina Faso
Restoration of Amiriya Complex RadaYemen
Moulmein Rise Residential Tower Singapore
Royal Netherlands Embassy Addis Ababa Ethiopia
Rehabilitation of the Walled City Nicosia Cyprus
School in Rudrapur Dinajpur Bangladesh
Ideas for Change
The Memory of a City The City as a Repository for Memories
Thoughts about the Award Process
Beauty is Truth

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The Aga Khan Award for Architecture was established by the Aga Khan in 1977 to identify and encourage building concepts that successfully address the needs and aspirations of Muslim societies. The Award recognises examples of architectural excellence in all the places where Muslims live, in the fields of contemporary design, social housing, community improvement and development, historic preservation, reuse and area conservation, as well as landscape design and improvement of the environment.

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