This blog post should provide you with sufficient inspiration for an interesting research project that uses architecture for a humanitarian cause. Check out this list of great examples. Is there one missing? Let me know!


  1. Shigheru Ban. He is probably the most famous humanitarian architect using his architecture knowledge in crisis areas. He developed among others low-cost cardboard shelters.

2. Alejandro Aravena. He won the Pritzker Prize with his incremental housing strategy for low-income households in Chile, Elemental.

3. NLE. This office developed the Makako floating school in Nigeria in a floating neighborhood in Lagos where students arrive by boat.

4. Anna Heringer. She developed this incredible school in Bangladesh. Explore her other projects too!

Where to search for examples? I highly recommend the books "Design like you give a damn".