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Studio III architects’ Hero Wednesday: Ingenious Homes in Unexpected Places

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This is just an amazing look at how the majority of the world finds, improvises, and…MAKES their homes, and communities…You might be thinking, “Duh, how do you think people make their homes…a contractor or developer makes it!” but you will be surprised at how the vast majority of the world makes a home!

Creative spirit, ingenuity and the will for a better life are the heroic spirit of everyday life for most of the world beyond what we know. Check out this TED talk !

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Studio III architects’ Hero Wednesday: Benedetta Tagliabue

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Studio III architects' Hero Wednesday:  Benedetta Tagliabue

This week’s hero goes to Benedetta Tagliabue who has received the 2013 RIBA Jencks Award.

Their website is hard to navigate so this takes you to “projects” (for more hover over the “menu” at the top left)

Ms. Tagliabue is a founding principal of EMBT architects (The late Enric Mirralles, the other founding principal of EMBT has been a favorite of mine since his partnership with Carme Pinon…their work was amazing too! check it out if you get a minute ).

Architecture is a tough profession to climb to the top and few women have achieved the critical acclaim as Ms Tagliabue. To meet her and see her studio and work check out this video.

Benedetta Tagliabue work, achievements and process are amazing…total hero!

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Studio III architects’ Hero Wednesday: Wendell Berry

Studio III architects' Hero Wednesday

Wendell Berry: Studio III’s Wednesday Hero

Seems like wisdom and leadership are at an all time low in this country…perhaps this world…I don’t know….foolishness and greed-driven ideas seem to be leading the day.  And what can “we the people” do about it…some would say “there’s nothing we can do about it”…”it’s out of our control”.  But Not Wendell Berry.  He might be the only one out there with the wisdom grace and honesty to an answer to our dilemma…and his words of wisdom are directed specifically at you and me. Wendell is a national treasure in so many ways…

”Wendell Berry on his Hopes for Humanity” is a long video…but worth every minute.
Wendell is definitely a hero.