Every week, we have a group meeting to advance in the project together. This week we had a more completed meeting because Helena, Genku and his wife join us. Genku Kayo and his wife Nop Suzuki are Japanese. Genku is part of Aalto University School of Engineering – Department of Energy Technology like a post-doctoral researcher (doctor of engineering) and has a lot of knowledge about architecture and adaptions to the environment and climate.
During the meeting we presented our first concrete ideas about each parts because all of us have a specific part work : Annica works about the structural part with the environmental and technical aspects, Vilma imagines a new master plan for the Chamazi area, Léa draws a new housing concept developing multi-family houses and courtyards, then Amanda arranges the management part and prepares some funding applications. Moreover, Léa and Vilma draw together the new community center. Annica and Amanda work also on it about the structural and the management parts. The community center remains our priority and the most important part for a short term.
Meet Genku and Nop was a nice opportunity for us and it was really useful to continue our work in a good way. He asked the good questions which we have to find solutions fast. For example we need to know more about the prices materials and know how much we want to be cheaper exactly. He did some simple and essential comments which we didn’t think before. He helped us to arrange some plans and orientation ideas about houses and also to rethink and work more close to the climate changes and remain simple and accessible for a local construction made by the community people themselves. We discussed about each our working parts : the master plan, the houses plan, the environmental issues (water management) and the economic aspect.
At the end of the meeting, he showed us some nice conceptual pictures to explain the different air movements and its intensity according to the windows positions in the buildings walls. Now we can use these simple architectural concepts which change a lot for a pleasant feeling inside houses.
So we thank Genku and Nop and we hope to have another meeting with them or participate to one of his interesting lectures !