photo by Cecilia Cavallophoto by Cecilia CavalloMetal work in progress for a pair of reclined benches to be placed in the concrete balcony on the roof of East Housing. This caltilevered structure is also dubbed as scapper to channel the rain water collected on the roof in wet season. From the left, costruction staff Issac Muesk, workshopper Jennifer Creager, metalshop staff Paolo Van Earp and workshopper Thalita Santos.

[Text by ttmr and photos by cc, jc & swr]

photo by Jennifer Creagerphoto by Jennifer CreagerMetal worker Paolo Van Earp (on the left) supervises Thalita Santos, a current workshop participant from Brasil in welding of the metal pieces on the worktable.

photo by Jennifer Creagerphoto by Jennifer CreagerThe metal parts are taking shape as Thalita gains her skills in welding. Experiential learning-in-action!

photo by Scott Rileyphoto by Scott RileyCecilia Caballo, planning volunteer from Italy, consults with Tomiaki Tamura, the Design Director for the initial layout of the benches. The challenge is to accommodate the rain water run-offs within the balcony which also functions as relaxing area for residents and visitors.

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