June 19, 2012
by Canadian Architect
This past spring, Architecture for Humanity decided it was time to remind people of the positive effects that sustainable community design can have on the world, boosting morale for the architectural industry that has been hard hit by the economy. The result was an incredible outpouring of support and the launch of the “I Love Architecture” campaign.
“I love architecture because it provokes consideration of, and conscious effort toward, our vast human potential.” – Bob Karas
Consequently, the idea of the charity auction was borne, and over 70 contributions from 50 of the world’s top architects and designers are being auctioned. Proceeds will support Architecture for Humanity. Help them reach our fundraising goal of $150,000 by June 30, 2012.
Bid on over 70 original hand sketches by the world’s top architects and designers who love architecture. For humanity. Contributors include: Frank Ching, DJ Spooky, Jeanne Gang, Frank Gehry, Michael Graves, Fumihiko Maki, HWKN, J. Mayer H., Steven Holl, Bjarke Ingels, Michelle Kaufmann, Kengo Kuma, Daniel Libeskind, Andrew Luck, Richard Meier, Renzo Piano, Alysia Reiner, Kevin Roche, Richard Rogers, Moshe Safdie, SHoP Architects, Paolo Soleri, Michael Van Valkenburgh, Tod Williams + Billie Tsien, Zoka Zola, and many more.
This charity auction takes place on ebay from June 19 – 29, 2012. To participate, please visit www.ebay.com/architectureforhumanity. The contributed sketches can also be previewed at: http://ilovearchitectureauction.tumblr.com/.
For more information about the “I Love Architecture” charity auction, please visit
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