Tuesday, November 18, 2008


Nottinghill, London UK

You've probably heard the quote 'One man's waste is another man's treasure', well our feeling is just that...

Do you have 'useable' commercial waste? It could be just what we're looking for to transform 6 disused buildings across London into welcoming centres for the Crisis Christmas (CC) programme which opens for one week over the Christmas period. Crisis Christmas is a collaboration of the work of Crisis - a national charity dedicated to helping homeless people, and Architecture for Humanity UK (AfHUK), part of the worldwide charitable organisation that seeks architectural solutions to humanitarian problems. AfHUK uses innovative architecture and good design to create warm, aspirational, functioning spaces with the intention of providing homeless people a more comfortable and enjoyable Christmas.

We have several teams of volunteers lined up to design and create spaces where homeless people can eat, bathe, read and relax, but with a £0 budget - which is why we are asking for your waste donations! If you have anything you think we could utilise, please let us know. Good examples are fabric offcuts, cable drums, wooden crates, offcuts of building material, and even surplus tins of paint. Likewise, if you are or know of a company who can donate any new materials that you produce or use, such as polycarbonate sheet, MDF or even paint brushes and other tools, we would also love to hear from you.

Remember; what you think may be rubbish could make someones Christmas with a bit of help from the volunteers of Crisis Christmas.

Please contact Lou; info@michaelisboyd.com (or) 00 44 207 221 1237

Crisis Christmas

Architecture for Humanity UK

Michaelis Boyd Associates

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