Started in 1948, Myanmar's internal conflict is considered the world longest ongoing civil war. Migrants and refugees have settled in neighbouring Thailand for decades, with the hope and the promise of returning back to their land.
Due to this ethnic-based conflict, architecture has always been understood as something ephemeral in this context. Through the case study of Green Island, an intervention inside a municipal waste centre, the talk will analyze alternative approaches to architecture design and construction techniques.
Juan Cuevas, M.Arch. By the ETSAM, UPM Madrid worked from 2012 in China and Hong Kong designing structures and passive solar protection solutions for large scale projects.
During 2016 he co-funded Estudio Cavernas
, a social organization focused on promoting the use of natural and alternative materials. While the design of their educational infrastructures is inspired by the surrounding vernacular architecture in South East Asia, the construction process takes place with workers under training.