Saturday, January 26, 2013

Vann Molyvann: my legacy will disappear

Written by Claire Knox

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The magnificent Olympic Stadium (originally called the National Sports Complex), 
designed by Molyvann in 1963. Photograph: Alexander Crook/7Days
Vann Molyvann, Cambodia’s most revered living architect, sweeps a creased hand over rows and rows of glossy books lining his teak bookshelf. Historical books on the Angkorian Kingdom, on Swiss chalets, the Italian Renaissance, on France’s Le Corbusier, modern Japanese architecture of the 1960s, Cambodian artisans and ancient Greece – testament to the man’s vast and varied influences.
He stands poised and protective. In the face of the widespread destruction of much of Cambodia’s historically important architecture, Molyvann’s stance is the pose of a man who faces the fear of his work disappearing, to be replaced by shiny, towering structures of steel and glass.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Job Vacancy: Architect for Collective studio

AUSaid Community Centers
job vacancy for community design workshops and construction monitoring

Collective Studio has been engaged for the design and construction of 6 community centres around Cambodia, complete within 2013. The designs will be developed through a series of workshops with each community. A local contractor has been engaged to construct each centre and Collective Studio will monitor the construction of the first center and, less intensely, the remaining centers.

We are looking for a Khmer architect to assist with community workshops and construction monitoring on a contract (not full time) basis.

Project summary:
5x community centers:
Phnom Penh (1), Poipet (1), Sihanoukville (1), Pursat (1), Battambang (1),
Two typologies: big centre and small centre

Job requirements:
Help to run community design workshops (in Khmer)
Help with construction site supervision (check design, answer contractor queries etc)

Payment on a per site-visit rate (to be discussed)

Please contact Eva or Giacomo if you are interested.

Eva Lloyd / 089953681 /
Giacomo Butte / 0766027913 /