24 February 2014

Building a garden for KKYC with Building Trust International

It's been hectic but fun two weeks building a garden and a fence for the KKYC with Building Trust International. See more pictures of the workshop in Building Trust's facebook and wait for a week or two for pictures of the finished constructions...

03 February 2014

Building a plastic bottle fence


In order to remove plastic waste from Kouk Khleang we will build a fence out of recycled plastic.

Bring us small plastic bottles stuffed tightly with dry plastic waste and we pay 200 Cambodian riel per bottle! We will buy bottles until February 14th. For more information call Inari tel. 016 814 323 (speaks english).

Building the fence out of the bottles will happen on Tuesday 18th of February. If you would like to learn how to build with the bottles, contact info@buildingtrustinternational.org for more info!

More info in building out of plastic:
Building a bottle wall to KKYC
Health Clinic in Siem Reap
School compound in Siem Reap
Building Trust International's facebook album on recycled architecture

Thanks for Ms. Noung and HUSK Cambodia for inspiration!

Building Trust International Workshop on the KKYC site

Interested to learn more of the materials that KKYC has been made of? And to help in building a fence and a garden for the center?

Join the Building Trust International workshop on KKYC site, starting on Monday 10th!
Contact Louise at info@buildingtrustinternational.org for more info on participation cost and detailed content of the work.

Building a Sustainable Future - KKYC exhibition open until 16th of February!

 
KKYC exhibition as part of the Our City Festival in Phnom Penh has been a great success. Thank you all for the help with putting it together and for participating in the opening night and bus tour the next day!

And warmest thanks to Susanna Alatalo for beautiful photos!

Our City Festival
www.ourcityfestival.org

Meta House Art Cafe
www.meta-house.com

16 January 2014

Exhibition: Building a Sustainable Future - Kouk Khleang Youth Center


Building a Sustainable Future - Kouk Khleang Youth Center


Exhibition 24.1.- 16.2.2014
Meta House Art Cafe, Phnom Penh, Cambodia


Events:
Opening and presentations: Friday, 24 Jan @Meta House 6-8pm
Sustainable building in Cambodia - presentations by Komitu Architects, Building Trust International, Architetti Senza Frontiere Italia and Community Development Foundation among others


Saturday 25 Jan 9am-3pm, meeting point at Meta House 8.30
Bus tour to Sustainable Architecture projects
Visiting the Kouk Khleang Youth Center, Habitat for Humanity and Community Development Foundation projects among others.

Seats for the bus tour are limited, please sign up here: http://bit.ly/19UiScd


05 December 2013

Montana Rakz's pictures from the KKYC


Our photographer Montana visited the KKYC site last week. Here are some of his great pictures from the finished building.

02 November 2013

Building a Bottle Wall


We have been very inspired of the bottle wall buildings in Siem Reap, made by Ms. Noung and NGO HUSK Cambodia and we wanted to promote the idea also in Kouk Khleang. Here are photos of building a piece of bottle wall to to the downstairs of the youth center.

Student workshop with STT


A fun workshop was organised on the KKYC site on Saturday 6th of July together with NGO Sahmakum Teang Tnaut. The idea in organizing workshops for the students is to distribute the knowledge us in Komitu have gained on the construction and especially the use of bamboo. And of course we also hope to inspire local students to take on such projects themselves.

25 September 2013

KKYC completed and looking good!

The Kouk Kheang Youth Center is finished and waiting for the end of government negotiations and related demonstrations in Phnom Penh, where many of the employees and volunteers of the two Cambodian organizations running the center are on duty as human rigths observers.

View of the building on arrival to the site
A big thank you to mr. Heang, mr. Kimsour and the builders of BQC construction for the good work!

Read on to see more details of the finished Kouk Khleang Youth Center. Photos by Pen Somony.