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AES and Eko-Odlarna in the local news! Great work everyone!

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Article in LT

AES and Eko-Odlarna in the local news! Great work everyone!

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2nd week of building

The 2nd week started with a lecture by Cordwood DIY builder Olle Hagman, taking us through the history of cordwood building, the development of the technique and how it’s being used today. Olle also joined us on site with some

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2nd week of building

The 2nd week started with a lecture by Cordwood DIY builder Olle Hagman, taking us through the history of cordwood building, the development of the technique and how it’s being used today. Olle also joined us on site with some

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Starting our Cordwood Workshop in Östertälje

Finally we start our Learn BIØN workshop in Cordwood. We have 4 weeks to build a boutique for the Eco-farmers in Östertälje. Our team is made up by participants from 9 different nationalities, it makes us a great diverse team

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Starting our Cordwood Workshop in Östertälje

Finally we start our Learn BIØN workshop in Cordwood. We have 4 weeks to build a boutique for the Eco-farmers in Östertälje. Our team is made up by participants from 9 different nationalities, it makes us a great diverse team

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#3. Design and Build with Cordwood

Design and Build with Cordwood is a 4 week building workshop. During the workshop we will build a cordwood building to suit the needs of the newly established organic farmers in Östertälje. Cordwood is a building technique that uses the

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#3. Design and Build with Cordwood

Design and Build with Cordwood is a 4 week building workshop. During the workshop we will build a cordwood building to suit the needs of the newly established organic farmers in Östertälje. Cordwood is a building technique that uses the

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In Portugal for the 1st BI0N Workshop!

AES has gone to Montemor-o-Novo to learn how to build with compressed earth blocks together with the experts in Oficinas do Convento.  The 4 week workshop will focus on earth construction, and started out with a theoretical and practical framework understanding the material. The workshop

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In Portugal for the 1st BI0N Workshop!

AES has gone to Montemor-o-Novo to learn how to build with compressed earth blocks together with the experts in Oficinas do Convento.  The 4 week workshop will focus on earth construction, and started out with a theoretical and practical framework understanding the material. The workshop

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Cordwood: First Test 1:1

We left the city and spent the weekend at the coast in Sörmland, where we could do a 1:1 experiment in Cordwood building. We found all materials locally at the site.   First excavating the clay from the ground, the

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Cordwood: First Test 1:1

We left the city and spent the weekend at the coast in Sörmland, where we could do a 1:1 experiment in Cordwood building. We found all materials locally at the site.   First excavating the clay from the ground, the

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Cordwood model making

We made some small models of a Lomax corner (load bearing), and wall-filling frames to experiment on possible designs. The small plaster models took our ideas one step further.

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Cordwood model making

We made some small models of a Lomax corner (load bearing), and wall-filling frames to experiment on possible designs. The small plaster models took our ideas one step further.

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Introduction and collaboration workshop

We would like to invite Newly Arrived Architects and others, to participate in planning, designing and building in Cordwood. A collaborative project with a practical building workshop during this year. Come and listen to the introduction and get creative with

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Introduction and collaboration workshop

We would like to invite Newly Arrived Architects and others, to participate in planning, designing and building in Cordwood. A collaborative project with a practical building workshop during this year. Come and listen to the introduction and get creative with

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Apply to participate in the first BIØN workshop

Join the BIØN building workshops, the application just opened! The first course is in Portugal, teaching the compressed earth block (CEB) technique. The workshop runs for 4 weeks in Montemor-o-Novo, Portugal by Oficinas do Convento. This workshop is part of an ongoing

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Apply to participate in the first BIØN workshop

Join the BIØN building workshops, the application just opened! The first course is in Portugal, teaching the compressed earth block (CEB) technique. The workshop runs for 4 weeks in Montemor-o-Novo, Portugal by Oficinas do Convento. This workshop is part of an ongoing

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Eco-farmers in Telje – Our new partners

We have been searching for a partner for our proposed workshop in the BI0N network, and we can now proudly introduce the collaboration with Eko-odlarna i Telje (Eco-farmers in Telje). Eco-farmers in Telje is a social enterprise that grows organic

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Eco-farmers in Telje – Our new partners

We have been searching for a partner for our proposed workshop in the BI0N network, and we can now proudly introduce the collaboration with Eko-odlarna i Telje (Eco-farmers in Telje). Eco-farmers in Telje is a social enterprise that grows organic

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Collaboration in Brussels

We are now in Brussels!! Our second staff training course together with our european partners, expanding our knowledge on participatory methods as well as co-creating a common ground for the BIØN network. Great to work with the university HE2B, to expand our interdisciplinary thinking

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Collaboration in Brussels

We are now in Brussels!! Our second staff training course together with our european partners, expanding our knowledge on participatory methods as well as co-creating a common ground for the BIØN network. Great to work with the university HE2B, to expand our interdisciplinary thinking

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Rebuilding on Moturiki

Thank you all that contributed to support the island of Moturiki after devastating cyclone Winston! Here is the update of how the funds have been used. Sakiasi from Nasesara village on Moturiki island has now, together with all of the

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Rebuilding on Moturiki

Thank you all that contributed to support the island of Moturiki after devastating cyclone Winston! Here is the update of how the funds have been used. Sakiasi from Nasesara village on Moturiki island has now, together with all of the

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BIØN startup meeting in Brussels

AES joined all our partners for the first meeting in Brussels to discuss the outline of the collaboration project that will continuously run until 2018. Each of the seven partners will create a workshops in their own country, using the knowledge of

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BIØN startup meeting in Brussels

AES joined all our partners for the first meeting in Brussels to discuss the outline of the collaboration project that will continuously run until 2018. Each of the seven partners will create a workshops in their own country, using the knowledge of

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Building Impact Zero Network

We are happy to announce that finally we start a new project collaboration with 6 european partners, that will stretch over 3 years.  We will work together with traditional building techniques, exchanging knowledge and experiences on how to support self-building initiatives. This

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Building Impact Zero Network

We are happy to announce that finally we start a new project collaboration with 6 european partners, that will stretch over 3 years.  We will work together with traditional building techniques, exchanging knowledge and experiences on how to support self-building initiatives. This

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Update – Stronger than Winston

We have now sent the first donation of 39.500 kr to Moturiki island. Our partner organisation Matakavou will use it to support the villagers in rebuilding their lives. We will keep you updated on what it was used for. We

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Update – Stronger than Winston

We have now sent the first donation of 39.500 kr to Moturiki island. Our partner organisation Matakavou will use it to support the villagers in rebuilding their lives. We will keep you updated on what it was used for. We

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AW – Stronger than Winston

Thank you all for joining us during this evening dedicated to the pacific, and more specifically to raise money for Moturiki island, Fiji. Aaron Atteridge started the evening by giving us an overview of the South Pacific, the migratory paths

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AW – Stronger than Winston

Thank you all for joining us during this evening dedicated to the pacific, and more specifically to raise money for Moturiki island, Fiji. Aaron Atteridge started the evening by giving us an overview of the South Pacific, the migratory paths

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AW – STRONGER THAN WINSTON

AW – STRONGER THAN WINSTON INFORMATIONSKVÄLL OM KLIMATHOTET FÖR STILLAHAVSÖARNA & STÖD TILL ÅTERUPPBYGGNADEN EFTER CYKLONEN WINSTON AW tisdag 22:e mars kl 17.30 Presentationerna börjar kl 18.00 Plats: Research & Development, Kvarngatan 14 Anmäl dig på facebook eller till aesmejl@gmail.com

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AW – STRONGER THAN WINSTON

AW – STRONGER THAN WINSTON INFORMATIONSKVÄLL OM KLIMATHOTET FÖR STILLAHAVSÖARNA & STÖD TILL ÅTERUPPBYGGNADEN EFTER CYKLONEN WINSTON AW tisdag 22:e mars kl 17.30 Presentationerna börjar kl 18.00 Plats: Research & Development, Kvarngatan 14 Anmäl dig på facebook eller till aesmejl@gmail.com

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Årsmöte 2016

Nu är det dags!! Spara datumet 3 april i era kalendrar. Dagordning är utskickat och vi har flera spännande projekt på gång. Finns det nya medlemmar som vill engagera sig? Bjud med dem till mötet. Vi ses på Kolonien, Telefonvägen 30, Telefonplan

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Årsmöte 2016

Nu är det dags!! Spara datumet 3 april i era kalendrar. Dagordning är utskickat och vi har flera spännande projekt på gång. Finns det nya medlemmar som vill engagera sig? Bjud med dem till mötet. Vi ses på Kolonien, Telefonvägen 30, Telefonplan

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INSAMLINGEN TILL FIJI

Vi behöver all hjälp vi kan få, sätt in ditt bidrag till återuppbyggnaden!! SWISH 123 510 17 12 Har du inte SWISH, misströsta inte. Du kan även sätta in pengar direkt på vårt bankgiro 228-2747. Pengarna går oavkortat till Moturiki

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INSAMLINGEN TILL FIJI

Vi behöver all hjälp vi kan få, sätt in ditt bidrag till återuppbyggnaden!! SWISH 123 510 17 12 Har du inte SWISH, misströsta inte. Du kan även sätta in pengar direkt på vårt bankgiro 228-2747. Pengarna går oavkortat till Moturiki

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AES in Montemor-o-Novo | Portugal

AES visited the CEB (Compressed Earth Brick) workshop in Montemor-o-Novo |Portugal organised by Oficinas do Convento  and Touraterre. They had just completed making all the earth bricks and was now moving on to the constructing the foundation for the castle kiosk. The

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AES in Montemor-o-Novo | Portugal

AES visited the CEB (Compressed Earth Brick) workshop in Montemor-o-Novo |Portugal organised by Oficinas do Convento  and Touraterre. They had just completed making all the earth bricks and was now moving on to the constructing the foundation for the castle kiosk. The

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Kubbhus (Cordwood) workshop in Ängbygård

AES team joined Sörmlandsmuseet cordwood workshop in Ängbygård, Björkvik. We learned from experts in the field about construction, mortar mix, historical examples, modern use and practical knowledge. Many thanks to Kjell and Olle for sharing the knowledge. Kubbhus used as a collective

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Kubbhus (Cordwood) workshop in Ängbygård

AES team joined Sörmlandsmuseet cordwood workshop in Ängbygård, Björkvik. We learned from experts in the field about construction, mortar mix, historical examples, modern use and practical knowledge. Many thanks to Kjell and Olle for sharing the knowledge. Kubbhus used as a collective

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Exhibition opening at Helsinki Design Week

The South of North Exhibition opened on friday in Teurastamo, at the Helsinki Design Week. The work presents 12 nordic architectural practices, our project experiences and perspectives on development. The South of North network have met in all nordic countries

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Exhibition opening at Helsinki Design Week

The South of North Exhibition opened on friday in Teurastamo, at the Helsinki Design Week. The work presents 12 nordic architectural practices, our project experiences and perspectives on development. The South of North network have met in all nordic countries

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A great weekend in Copenhagen at the SoN seminar

The seminars continue and we are making great progress with planning future exhibitions and workshops, as well as building a stronger network with our nordic friends. Thanks for the great lectures and all the inspiration.

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A great weekend in Copenhagen at the SoN seminar

The seminars continue and we are making great progress with planning future exhibitions and workshops, as well as building a stronger network with our nordic friends. Thanks for the great lectures and all the inspiration.

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AES visits Copenhagen for the South of North seminar

The  nordic collaboration continues. AES will participate in the workshops and seminars arranged in Copenhagen. If you are around, don’t miss the public book launch and seminar at Arkitekternes Hus, Copenhagen 07.02.2014 arranged by Architecture Without Boarders, Denmark. For more

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AES visits Copenhagen for the South of North seminar

The  nordic collaboration continues. AES will participate in the workshops and seminars arranged in Copenhagen. If you are around, don’t miss the public book launch and seminar at Arkitekternes Hus, Copenhagen 07.02.2014 arranged by Architecture Without Boarders, Denmark. For more

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Sustainable Sanitation Alliance international Conference in Stockholm

Anna Sundman joined the conference and the 17th SuSaA meeting in Stockholm. Professionals in the field all gathered for the annual meeting for SuSaA. Interesting talks about the sanitation systems in the world, new sanitation research in the field and

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Sustainable Sanitation Alliance international Conference in Stockholm

Anna Sundman joined the conference and the 17th SuSaA meeting in Stockholm. Professionals in the field all gathered for the annual meeting for SuSaA. Interesting talks about the sanitation systems in the world, new sanitation research in the field and

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AES supports the new Fijian NGO Matakavou- Environmental Community Development

From AES continued collaboration with the Fijian community on Moturiki island, an NGO has been formed to carry on the work for sustainable development. The NGO is registered as a charitable trust in Suva and is made up by individuals

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AES supports the new Fijian NGO Matakavou- Environmental Community Development

From AES continued collaboration with the Fijian community on Moturiki island, an NGO has been formed to carry on the work for sustainable development. The NGO is registered as a charitable trust in Suva and is made up by individuals

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AES wins the National Energy Globe Awards!

AES is proud to announce that we have been awarded the price National Energy Globe Awards for the project Niubasaga Nimataka in Fiji. There will be a price ceremony held at the Austrian Embassy on May 22nd 2012.

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AES wins the National Energy Globe Awards!

AES is proud to announce that we have been awarded the price National Energy Globe Awards for the project Niubasaga Nimataka in Fiji. There will be a price ceremony held at the Austrian Embassy on May 22nd 2012.

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New housing for Papaquara – Master’s project finished

2012.05.06 In january 2012, the project of developing housing for the community of Papaquara in Florianópolis in Brazil was completed. The project started with extensive research into what the favela typology consists of and how it develops over time. The

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New housing for Papaquara – Master’s project finished

2012.05.06 In january 2012, the project of developing housing for the community of Papaquara in Florianópolis in Brazil was completed. The project started with extensive research into what the favela typology consists of and how it develops over time. The

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Meetings in Niubasaga

A village meeting discussing the future project for Niubasaga village. We looked at the overall goal for environmental protection for their exposed situation and the location of the building. We will carry out more discussions in the weeks to come.

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Meetings in Niubasaga

A village meeting discussing the future project for Niubasaga village. We looked at the overall goal for environmental protection for their exposed situation and the location of the building. We will carry out more discussions in the weeks to come.

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Master’s Project in Brazil takes its start

For the Master’s Degree in Architecture, Frida Boström will be developing a new housing scheme for a community in Papaquara, on the island of Florianópolis in Brazil. The project was preceded by a theoretical study carried out on site in

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Master’s Project in Brazil takes its start

For the Master’s Degree in Architecture, Frida Boström will be developing a new housing scheme for a community in Papaquara, on the island of Florianópolis in Brazil. The project was preceded by a theoretical study carried out on site in

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Welcome to AES!

Architectural Environmental Strategies is a non-profit organization working within the field of architecture, planning and sustainable development. The projects we engage in range from interdisciplinary academic work through studies in the field, to practical action such as constructing sustainable buildings

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Welcome to AES!

Architectural Environmental Strategies is a non-profit organization working within the field of architecture, planning and sustainable development. The projects we engage in range from interdisciplinary academic work through studies in the field, to practical action such as constructing sustainable buildings

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Annual meeting 2011

The annual meeting was held on the 1st of July. AES made some operational improvements, organizing manuals and translating documents into english. A new board was elected, Anna Sundman is now the chairperson, Frida Boström secretary and treasurer. With two

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Annual meeting 2011

The annual meeting was held on the 1st of July. AES made some operational improvements, organizing manuals and translating documents into english. A new board was elected, Anna Sundman is now the chairperson, Frida Boström secretary and treasurer. With two

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Between-ness, A Community Center

Anna Sundman’s thesis project “Between-ness, A Community Center “ was displayed at The Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm on the 7-11th of June. The project deals with climate change related issues, post-colonial development, incorporation of indigenous knowledge in new proposals,

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Between-ness, A Community Center

Anna Sundman’s thesis project “Between-ness, A Community Center “ was displayed at The Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm on the 7-11th of June. The project deals with climate change related issues, post-colonial development, incorporation of indigenous knowledge in new proposals,

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Terre de Femme 2011 awards at Berns, Stockholm

Following its prize-winning success in 2010, the directors of Architectural Environmental Strategies were invited to present an update of its work in Fiji to delegates to the 2011 Terre de Femmes Awards, held in Stockholm. We were particularly grateful to

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Terre de Femme 2011 awards at Berns, Stockholm

Following its prize-winning success in 2010, the directors of Architectural Environmental Strategies were invited to present an update of its work in Fiji to delegates to the 2011 Terre de Femmes Awards, held in Stockholm. We were particularly grateful to

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Future Challanges, Ancient Solutions

The international conference, organized by the University of the South Pacific, was held from 29 November to 3 December 2010. “Many challenges face the peoples of the Pacific Islands in the 21st century. Solutions are needed that are both effective

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Future Challanges, Ancient Solutions

The international conference, organized by the University of the South Pacific, was held from 29 November to 3 December 2010. “Many challenges face the peoples of the Pacific Islands in the 21st century. Solutions are needed that are both effective

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The women of Moturiki starts recycling

The members of the women’s group, Soqosoqo ni marama,of the island of Moturiki were invited to the village of Niubasaga (on Moturiki’s southern coast) to kick start recycling in Fiji. We discussed how you can organize houses in order to

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The women of Moturiki starts recycling

The members of the women’s group, Soqosoqo ni marama,of the island of Moturiki were invited to the village of Niubasaga (on Moturiki’s southern coast) to kick start recycling in Fiji. We discussed how you can organize houses in order to

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Professor Joeli Veitayaki visits Niubasaga

Joeli Veitayaki is Associate Professor and Head of the Division of Marine Studies, University of South Pacific. He visited us in Niubasaga and explained, from his perspective, the threats to and solutions for the local environment. The talk further inspired

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Professor Joeli Veitayaki visits Niubasaga

Joeli Veitayaki is Associate Professor and Head of the Division of Marine Studies, University of South Pacific. He visited us in Niubasaga and explained, from his perspective, the threats to and solutions for the local environment. The talk further inspired

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Recycling station for the village

The recycling station built in 2009 in the village of Niubasaga on Moturiki was destroyed in 2010 by cyclone Mick. As a result, a new recycling station was designed and proposed for a more central location in the village. AES

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Recycling station for the village

The recycling station built in 2009 in the village of Niubasaga on Moturiki was destroyed in 2010 by cyclone Mick. As a result, a new recycling station was designed and proposed for a more central location in the village. AES

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Meetings in Niubasaga

Several meetings were held in Niubasaga – weekly meetings with the women’s group, Soqosoqo ni marama, monthly meetings with the village, and monthly meetings with the Moturiki Environmental committee (MEC), which where attended by all village leaders. Important discussions on

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Meetings in Niubasaga

Several meetings were held in Niubasaga – weekly meetings with the women’s group, Soqosoqo ni marama, monthly meetings with the village, and monthly meetings with the Moturiki Environmental committee (MEC), which where attended by all village leaders. Important discussions on

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The materials arrive

We decided on building four Eco-toilets with composting chambers. Most of the materials (timber from coconut palms, shells for washbasins, fronds for thatching etc) can be found growing on the island, but items such as PVC pipes, cement and tiles

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The materials arrive

We decided on building four Eco-toilets with composting chambers. Most of the materials (timber from coconut palms, shells for washbasins, fronds for thatching etc) can be found growing on the island, but items such as PVC pipes, cement and tiles

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Women of the earth award

Our engagement with the work on Caqalai was recognized and awarded first prize by Yves Rocher Foundation, Women of the earth award. The 5000€ awarded for our project ‘Caqalai-A vision of an Eco-Resort’ enabled us to carry on the work

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Women of the earth award

Our engagement with the work on Caqalai was recognized and awarded first prize by Yves Rocher Foundation, Women of the earth award. The 5000€ awarded for our project ‘Caqalai-A vision of an Eco-Resort’ enabled us to carry on the work

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Documentation reports for Caqalai are completed

We carefully documented our work progress during the four months on Caqalai Island in a week by week diary. This diary was later used to develop an electronic and hard copy Weekly working diary.  

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Documentation reports for Caqalai are completed

We carefully documented our work progress during the four months on Caqalai Island in a week by week diary. This diary was later used to develop an electronic and hard copy Weekly working diary.  

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Fundraiser 2009

A fundraising party was organised in Melbourne to raise money for starting the Caqalai project.

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Fundraiser 2009

A fundraising party was organised in Melbourne to raise money for starting the Caqalai project.

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Project visits

AES project in Niubasaga is mentioned on Devdoc. To read the full story click here.

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Project visits

AES project in Niubasaga is mentioned on Devdoc. To read the full story click here.

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Caqalai clean up

Folk from Viti Watersports diveshop, Caqalai Island Resort and Architectural Environmental Strategies joined forces for an island clean-up to celebrate Earth Day. The school children from Uluinbau, Daku and Niubasaga helped picking up drift waste, and snorkeled the reef for

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Caqalai clean up

Folk from Viti Watersports diveshop, Caqalai Island Resort and Architectural Environmental Strategies joined forces for an island clean-up to celebrate Earth Day. The school children from Uluinbau, Daku and Niubasaga helped picking up drift waste, and snorkeled the reef for

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How we came about

Architectural Environmental Strategies is a non-profit organization, connecting people and communities in developing countries with sustainable development initiatives. The process aims to promote self-sufficiency, to work within the cultural context, and to use sensible and sustainable building techniques. We aim

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How we came about

Architectural Environmental Strategies is a non-profit organization, connecting people and communities in developing countries with sustainable development initiatives. The process aims to promote self-sufficiency, to work within the cultural context, and to use sensible and sustainable building techniques. We aim

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