Projects that shape a more sustainable world
Sustainability Report 2010
In celebration of our 20th Anniversary, the Atelier Ten Foundation selected four projects that demonstrate Atelier Ten’s vision and commitment to shaping a more sustainable world. The chosen projects balance helping communities most in need, have viable non-profit partners, fund activity that wouldn’t happen otherwise, and will develop skills and professionally stretch the proposers.
Housing for HIV positive patients in Haiti
Wendy Meguro and Junko Nakagawa of New York are partnered with the non-profit ARCHIVE (Architecture for Health in Vulnerable Environments) working on a design of photovoltaic and water systems for a prototype house that will be built and compared to five other realised prototypes for future development. They have been awarded funding to offset their personal time and a portion of their award will be used to contribute to the building systems in the home.
Water catchment and tool shed for urban garden/coop
Emma Marchant and Catherine Nueva Espana of the San Francisco office have partnered with Urban Tilth to help design and build an innovative tool shed that will use structural and roof elements to gather 700 gallons of rainwater and store it vertically as part of a wall of the shed.
This water will be used in irrigation during the arid summer months for a cooperative farm affiliated with a middle school in California.
Ben Shepherd of the New York office has been working with the Bed Stuy community garden for three years. This award will help fund a starter greenhouse for the community garden in a neighbourhood traditionally at risk for diet related diseases. Fundraising efforts will match our donation and the non-profit group will benefit from Ben’s knowledge of environmental design.
Patagonia National Park
Sam Mason of the London office will be providing environmental and mechanical design services as part of his ongoing involvement with the Patagonia Land Trust in the Asyen region of Chile. This will include passive solar design and low energy systems for buildings as well as renewable energy systems integration and sustainable transportation planning.
Conservacion Patagonica is planning several visitor centres on par with Yellowstone and Yosemite National Parks, while the remoteness of the park requires that energy onsite be self sustaining. Currently they are utilize hydropower and fossil fuels for preliminary construction work and researcher amenities.