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Top 3 Reasons Why You Should Enter Architecture Competitions

Top 3 Reasons Why You Should Enter Architecture Competitions

Architecture competitions have been an important part of innovation in the field for centuries. Throughout the decades they have helped source the best and most unique designs for projects, fuelled community development, and created huge publicity around new projects.

But what’s in it for the designers?

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An Interview with LafargeHolcim’s Head of Affordable Housing

An Interview with LafargeHolcim’s Head of Affordable Housing

Bee Breeders architecture competition  organisers, in partnership with ARCHHIVE Books, would like to present a preview article from an upcoming print publication “What is Affordable Housing”? This time we would like to introduce you to LafargeHolcim’s products and research.

LafargeHolcim is the world’s largest manufacturer of cement. The company’s Affordable Housing division offers profitable solutions in 25 countries for the construction, renovation and extension of affordable houses wherever they may be located, from slums to new cities. LafargeHolcim estimates to have impacted 440,000 people in 2015 and aims to increase that number to 25 million by 2030.

We connected with François Perrot, Head of Affordable Housing, Growth & Innovation for LafargeHolcim. Perrot develops the affordable housing business, implements new business models, and targets low-income customers’ needs.

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The Effects Of Contemplative Architecture

The Effects Of Contemplative Architecture

There has been ample research over recent years to suggest that the simple act of looking at buildings and structures designed for meditation and contemplation can have positive and measurable effects on one’s mental states.

The contemplative architecture of museums, churches, libraries, temples, and meditation spaces is therefore able to physically restructure an individual’s brain, and have a significant positive influence on the wider community.

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‘Homed’, a Homeless Shelter Proposal by Framlab

‘Homed’, a Homeless Shelter Proposal by Framlab

Bee Breeders architecture competition organisers, in partnership with ARCHHIVE Books, would like to present a preview article from an upcoming print publication “What is Affordable Housing”? This time we would like to introduce you to a Norwegian designer who addresses NYC’s unused vertical spaces.

“Creating a Homeless Shelter with Dignity.” The number of people sleeping each night in New York City’s municipal shelters is 80 percent higher than it was ten years ago. A Norwegian designer addresses NYC’s unused vertical spaces to propose a modular housing strategy for the homeless.

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How Do Bicycles Influence The Architecture Of Cities?

How Do Bicycles Influence The Architecture Of Cities?

Bicycles and cycling have been a major push in community development in cities around the world in recent years, with governments pledging millions in order to make cities more cycle-friendly in an effort to improve the physical and mental health of its inhabitants. But other than making the air cleaner and its people healthier, how does cycling influence the architecture and design of a city?

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