Alex shares his story of coming together to design and build, 3 years before and 3 years after super typhoon Haiyan devastated Tacloban city, Philippines. Website: http://erikssonfurunes.com/
He designed and built the study center through a close collaboration with the community, his two partners (Ivar Tutturen and Trond Hegvold) and Streetlight Philippines Inc. This process set an example that enabled the team to come together again after the disaster to build back what was lost, with the support of Sudarshan Khakda (Architect, Leandro V. Locsin Partners) and Edward J. Boase (Design Engineer, Ramboll UK).
Alex studied at the Architectural Association before receiving his masters in architecture at NTNU, Norway. He co-founded the design collective WORKSHOP architecture before starting Eriksson Furunes (www.erikssonfurunes.com). He has worked with communities in India, Philippines, UK and China and is currently doing a research on participative planning, design and build processes as a fellow at the The Norwegian Artistic Research Programme (2016-19). His work is a critical reflection on previous projects as well as an exploration of collaborative placemaking through new projects in both Asia and Europe.
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