Design Like You Give a Damn

Design Like You Give a Damn

Architectural Reponses to Humanitarian Crises

  1. Edited by Architecture for Humanity
  2. With contributions by Cameron Sinclair
  • ISBN 9780500342190
  • 20.30 x 20.30 cm
  • Flexibound PLC (with jacket)
  • 336pp
  • 350 Illustrations, 325 in colour
  • First published 2006
‘Beautifully designed by Thames & Hudson, and a visual pleasure as well as inspiring’ – The Architects’ Journal
‘A welcome manifesto for the kind of problem-solving design approach that conscientious students and practitioners ought to be aspiring to’ – RIBA Journal
‘Committed, unapologetically architectural in name and mission, Architecture for Humanity stands up for people in need’ – Robert Ivy, Architectural Record

Edited by Architecture for Humanity, this book is a compendium of innovative projects from around the world that demonstrates the power of design to improve lives.

Design Like You Give a Damn offers a history of the movement towards socially conscious design and showcases more than eighty solutions to such urgent needs as basic shelter, healthcare, education, access to clean water, energy and sanitation.

Design Like You Give a Damn is an indispensable resource for designers and humanitarian organizations charged with rebuilding after disasters and engaged in the search for sustainable development.

Cameron Sinclair and Kate Stohr co-founded, in 1999, Architecture for Humanity, a grassroots non-profit organization that creates opportunities for architects and designers to assist communities in need.