Peter Schreibmayer Awarded IAHH Gold Medal for Lifetime Contribution To Humane Habitat Movement

Prof. Dr. Techn. Peter Schreibmayer, Technical University of Graz, Austria honoured with IAHH Gold Medal for life-time contribution to humane habitat movement

Dr. Peter Schreibmayer, Technical University of Graz, Austria was honoured with the 1st IAHH Gold Medal of the International Association for Humane Habitat (IAHH) for life-time contribution for the development of humane habitat movement. He said “Humane habitat thrives on individual creativity and drive, on the little interventions, changes and improvements that are feasible by the people. This is grass-roots urbanism, where citizens start to make the city their own and to change it in the little steps.”

Prof. Akhtar Chauhan, Founder President IAHH said Prof. Peter Schreibmayer has been involved with research in experimental architecture, elementary vernacular architecture and innovative building construction. He has conducted joint study programmes with Rizvi College of Architecture on the issues of earthquake resistant rural housing in Latur district and slum housing and community development in Mumbai. “We are greatly indebted to Prof. Schreibmayer for his immense contribution in promoting the cause of humane architecture, appropriate and innovative technologies in building construction, affordable housing and sustainable development. This bridge of friendship between Austria and India will be used by students and architects of both the countries in years to come “said Prof. Chauhan.

Prof. Akhtar Chauhan, President IAHH presenting the IAHH Gold Medal to Prof. Dr. Techn. Peter Schreibmayer
Prof. Akhtar Chauhan, President IAHH presenting the IAHH Gold Medal to Prof. Dr. Techn. Peter Schreibmayer

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18th ICHH 2016 Announced

INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR HUMANE HABITAT (IAHH) is pleased to announce

18th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON HUMANE HABITAT (ICHH)

Hosted by Rizvi College of Architecture, Off Carter road, Bandra West, Mumbai 400 050, India

Theme: Innovating Humane Habitats in a Digital Era for a Sustainable Future February 12-14 Feb, 2016, Mumbai, India

The 18th International Conference on Humane Habitat shall focus on the Theme : Innovating Humane Habitats in a Digital Era for a Sustainable Future. The conference shall be organised by International Association for Humane Habitat (IAHH), and hosted by Rizvi College of Architecture at its premises in Bandra West, Mumbai, India on February 12-14 Feb, 2016 in association with Council of Architecture (COA),Commonwealth Association of Architects (CAA), and World Society of Ekistics (WSE), and Maharashtra Chapter of the Indian Institute of Architects, Forum of Colleges of Architecture, Mumbai Region and Maharashtra Association of Schools of Architecture (MASA) and Practicing Architects, Engineers and Town Planners Association (PEATA) in Mumbai, India.

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13th ISDC 2015 Announced

13TH IAHH International Student Design Competition

Theme:

Development of a sustainable urban community on the periphery of an existing town / city

The 13th IAHH International Student Design Competition (ISDC) shall focus on the theme of development of a locality on the periphery of an existing town or a city with an aim to transform the area into a vibrant humane and sustainable community through innovative planning, design and construction which addresses the key issue of evolving sustainable humane habitats in harmony with its natural setting and socio-cultural environment in the regional context.

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17th ICHH 2015 Announced

We are happy to announce the 17th International Conference on Humane Habitat (ICHH) 2015 slated for January 31 – February 2, 2015

The theme for this year’s Conference is

Sustainable Architecture, Environment and Development in Rural, Urban and Regional Context.

The 17th International Conference on Humane Habitat shall focus on the Theme : Sustainable Architecture, Environment and Development in Rural, Urban and Regional Context. The conference shall be organised by International Association for Humane Habitat (IAHH), and hosted by Rizvi College of Architecture at its premises in Bandra West, Mumbai, India on January 31 – February 2, 2015 in association with Council of Architecture (COA),Commonwealth Association of Architects (CAA), and World Society of Ekistics (WSE), and Maharashtra Chapter of the Indian Institute of Architects, Forum of Colleges of Architecture, Mumbai Region and Maharashtra Association of Schools of Architecture (MASA) and Practicing Architects, Engineers and Town Planners Association (PEATA) in Mumbai, India.

In the era of rapid economic development and resultant urbanization there is a need for evolving sustainable and humane architecture in harmony with environment. Architecture as the cultural expression of a society reflects the philosophy of life of the people. Each region has evolved its own distinctive architecture and in the process enriched the built-environment. Architecture in rural and urban areas has to be critically viewed in its regional context. At the same time, revolution in science and technology has had tremendous impact on architecture and environment. With the growing concern about the quality of life in contemporary human settlements, it is necessary to review and re-envision the strategy of development of our villages, towns and cities to promote sustainable development.

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