Press Review


Habitat pour l’Humanité

Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit organization that works worldwide to build affordable housing and promotes the purchase of housing as a way to end the cycle of poverty. The actions of the organization are supported by many volunteers and ommunities in which the organization is involved.

The vision of Habitat for Humanity is a world where everyone is entitled to a safe, affordable and decent housing. The organization works to ensure that this fundamental right is at reach for all.

Habitat for Humanity believes in the value and dignity of every human being. The organization is respectful to the people it serves and in respect of those who contribute to the mission of the organization. Humans are the most valuable resource of the organization.

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I am pleased to share with you one of our latest projects, a duplex in the St. Henri borough of Montreal. Habitat for Humanity initiated the project and we volunteer for designing and planning the project for the organization and the owner family.

Here are links about the organization and the recent inauguration of the project appeared in different articles of the La Presse and Huffingtonpost.ca

http://www.lapresse.ca/maison/immobilier/projets-immobiliers/201504/23/01-4863834-appel-aux-femmes.php

http://www.lapresse.ca/maison/immobilier/projets-immobiliers/201504/23/01-4863834-appel-aux-femmes.php

http://quebec.huffingtonpost.ca/2015/04/07/un-nouveau-logement-dhabitat-pour-lhumanite-a-montreal_n_7021190.html

http://habitatqc.ca/

http://www.lesbatisseusesquebec.myevent.com/index.php?l=fr

Bidonville: Architectures de la ville future

Slums: Cities of Tomorrow

Documentary Film, 2013, Jean Nicholas Orhon www.f3msurdemande.ca/bidonville-film

The documentary Slums: Cities of Tomorrow reflects the housing problem in the era of overcrowded cities by revealing a sociological and philosophical point of view on buildings on a human scale. The filmmaker Jean-Nicolas Orhon takes us into the privacy of citizens and families, with their resilience and ingenuity have been able to build suitable housing for their needs, often drawing the architectural traditions of their home communities .

The film is a human and aesthetic journey across continents: in Mumbai, India in the biggest slum in Asia; in Rabat, Morocco on former agricultural lands; Lakewood New Jersey in a tent city; Marseille in France in a caravan area; and Kitcisakik in Quebec in an Native community.

http://bidonville.radio-canada.ca/

Gouvernor General Medals in architecture, Royal Institute of Architecture Canada, 2012 Edition

Recipient and initiator of the Kitcisakik house renovation project in the indigenous community of Kitcisakik, Qc in collaboration with the Anishnabe Kitcisakik members, Emergency and Development Architects and Frountier Foundation.

List of winners →
Press release (PDF) →

List of winners →

Press release (PDF) →

Award of Excellence in Architecture of the Order of Architects of Québec, 2011 Edition

Recipient and initiator of the Kitcisakik house renovation project in the indigenous community of Kitcisakik, Qc in collaboration with the Anishnabe Kitcisakik members, Emergency and Development Architects and Frountier Foundation.

Information and list of winners →
Emergency and development architect’s →

Information and list of winners →

Emergency and development architect’s →

Creative muscle in a digital world, Lisa Rochon, 20 April 2012

Article on the involvement of a young architect for the project with indigenous Kitcisakik community and AUC.

Read about the globeandmail.com →

How an architect helped the Algonquin, Janet Bagnall, 18 May 2012

Article on the involvement of a young architect for the project with indigenous Kitcisakik and AUC.

Read about the gazette.com →

CBC, Des Kiwis et des Hommes, Monday, November 22nd, 2010

Interview Monday, November 22nd 2010 on the Homeless housing project: Le Toit

Summary of the interview, November 22nd 2010 →

CBC, C’est ca la Vie, Friday, March 25th, 2011

Interview on the Kitcisakik home renovation project in collaboration with Anishnabe community and Emergency and Development Architects.

Summary of the interview, March 25th 2011 →

La Presse articles, Cahiers mon toit, Saturday, October 9th, 2010

Articles on the Homeless housing project: Le Toit

 

Des conteneurs pour aider les sans-abris →

En faveur des conteneurs →

La Presse articles, Cahier actualité, Saturday, October 4th, 2009

Architectes de l’urgence et les Algonquins

Read about lapresse.ca →

J’ai hâte d’avoir un toit à moi

Read about lapresse.ca →

Autres articles
Autres articles and interview

RTVC, Russian-Canadian Television

Interview on the Homeless housing project: Le Toit, November 2010

Journal Urbanité, 2009 spring edition

Kitcisakik, le village invisible

Voir, Thursday juillet 9th, 2009

Architecture humanitaire