Article 25 is an architecture charity based in London. We use design to improve health, livelihood and resilience to disasters. We are driven by Article 25 of United Nation’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which states that everyone has the right to adequate and dignified shelter. Our vision is of a world where all communities have access to better housing, safe school buildings and effective clinics and hospitals, and we provide the skills and knowledge needed to make this a reality.
We have worked on more than 90 projects in 34 countries, making us the most far-reaching architectural NGO in the world. Our projects are delivered with in-country partners to ensure that local knowledge and relationships are maximised, and that projects are sustainable even after our involvement has ended.
Far too many people do not have access to decent shelter and housing, adequate school buildings and effective clinics or hospitals. A well-designed building is one of the most important factors in ensuring a good quality of life. Our goal is to focus on building the necessary foundations for those most in need globally. Infrastructure can be such a powerful tool to build thriving, healthy, strong communities in the face of poverty and the exacerbating hardships forced on people through natural disasters and conflict.