Poverty Alleviating Architecture

By Grace Woo  |  13 Feb 2022
  • Location:  Kakuma, Kenya
  • Year:  2019
  • Work Type:  Student
  • Institute:  Boston Architectural College
  • Status:  Conceptual

This article look into the more holistic approach to philanthropist architecture by using building technology to provide for the basic needs of water and food that are desperately needed in the developing countries such as Kakuma, Kenya.

The current philanthropic architectures, those efforts which seek to simply provide shelter, are insufficient in addressing larger systemic issues. Buildings must feature components and technologies that allow residents to collect water, grow food, and provide other basic needs for survival, as well as the potential to thrive independently.