Humanitarian Architecture and Design Solutions

  • Language: English
  • Target Audience: Adults
  • Category: Other Happenings
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Sat, 30 Sep, 2017, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (GMT+8)



277 Orchard Rd

  • Language: English
  • Target Audience: Adults

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Architecture is more than just buildings and structures. It can address real-world issues, predict future ones and improve living conditions for people. With challenges such as environmental degradation, immigration, poverty, hunger, disease and population explosions, there is a need to develop resilient societies and cities that build architecture for the common good.

Humanitarian architecture focuses on such communities in need. It involves tackling site-specific challenges and developing solutions to improve the community's wellbeing. In this session, speakers Yann Follain and Lee Kay Lian will share on the Living Shelter project, which provides temporary relief to Southeast Asian communities that have experienced natural disasters. The inspirations and challenges of this innovation-led project, with its tropical sustainability principles and how its design was engineered will also be shared.

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About the speakers: 
Yann Follain
 is Managing Director and Head of Design at WY-TO. He was recognised as one of Europe's 40 Under 40 emerging young designers, as Future Maker at Beijing's Global Innovator Conference and for design excellence at the 2016 Red Dot Design competition.He has managed projects for some of Singapore's most important cultural institutions such as the National Gallery, ArtScience Museum and DesignSingapore Council and is a member of the International Council of Museums.
Lee Kay Lian is a trained architect and one of the founders of POD Structures and DSDR, a not-for-profit organisation. He currently pursues his interest in Humanitarian Architecture and disaster relief projects, and leads research projects related to pre-fabricated construction methods supported by the Building and Construction Authority. He also implements regional disaster recovery projects with the Singapore Red Cross.

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