A +  e s t u d i o  d a m g o  2 0 1 4  Education to Benefit Communities
Dumaguete City, Philippines
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The multipurpose hall is Estudio Damgo's second project in the Philippines. It was developed through a partnership between Foundation University and Dumaguete City's relief housing efforts for displaced flood survivors, from two national disasters, Typhoon Ondoy (2009) and Sendong (2011).  The building name, Panaghiusa, means "to unite" in the local, Vasayan dialect. Located at Core Shelter community, the 82sm (270sf) open plan aims to unite over 100 households and access to medical services, training, and assembly.  The building showcases sustainable and energy efficient design using locally sourced bamboo as its primary structure, passive cooling, and daylighting.   In addition to bamboo, locally manufactured, interlocking clay bricks and clay floor tiles, are predominant materials.  Thanks to numerous supporters, donors, and volunteers: Global Giving, Bambusa Callobo, and the local community. - Photos Courtesy of Hersley-Ven Casero

Estudio Damgo, or "dream studio", teaches Filipino architecture students sustainable design and construction to benefit communities in the Philippines.  It is the first student-led, design+build program in the Philippines and it has received a national award in 2013 from the Ten Accomplished Youth Organization (TAYO) for its pilot project, Dungga Classroom.  Anna Koosmann (A+) joined Estudio Damgo in October 2012 to co-instruct with founder, Ray Villanueva, and mentor students during the construction on Dungga Classroom.  She continued onto lead the second project, Panaghiusa Multipurpose, living and working for nearly two years in the Philippines.  Learn more about the experience on Koosmann's blog, Teaching in the Philippines and follow the Estudio Damgo Facebook page.

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