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New Approaches for Building Resiliency in the Philippines after Haiyan

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On April 23, the US-Philippines Society and the Embassy of the Philippines in a first time collaboration with the American Institute of Architects-Washington DC Chapter hosted a special event on the occasion of DC ARCHITECTURE WEEK.

Prominent Chicago-based Filipina architect, Ms. Lira Luis, led the panel of experts that discussed case studies and insights into current rebuilding efforts in “New Discoveries for Reconstruction after Typhoon Haiyan.”

The program addressed plans for building resiliency beyond traditional materials, design, and construction paradigms. Special focus was given to the Leapfrog Project’s Living Ball installation and how its implementation symbolizes the vision for future city development in the Philippines through creative use of biotechnology and biodesign.

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