Colorful painted rays decorate the exteriors of 34 houses in the hillside slum Praça Cantão in the center of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Artists Jeroen Koolhaas and Dre Urhahn (Haas&Haan) enlisted locals to help create the artwork spanning 7000 square meters.
After their success with ‘Design Like You Give a Damn’ six years ago, Architecture for Humanity has just released Design Like You Give A Damn : Building Change From the Ground Up. This second volume documents over 100 projects from around the world, highlighting designs that deal with disaster reconstruction, shelter, education, and the basic needs of communities. What makes DLYGAD different from the first release is that it not only lays out a series of amazing projects in print, but details how each project came about to provide an informative handbook that offers readers inspiration and knowledge on how to accomplish their own projects. To celebrate the new release, we’re giving away a copy of DLYGAD to one lucky reader – hit the jump to learn how you can win a book of your own!
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