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Building back better involves ancient architecture
26 sept. 2013 - SamoaObserver.

Architect Anne Godinet-Milbank believes that in terms of housing, Samoans had it right from the beginning of time.

As the first Samoan student studying for her PhD in architecture with funding from the William Chick Memorial scholarship, Ms Godinet-Milbank is in Samoa doing an internship at UNDP taking the “build back better” approach after the destruction caused by cyclone Evan.

The project is strongly supported by the Samoan government she said because it is geared to getting Samoans back on their feet quickly after natural disasters.

“The houses need to be more resilient, culturally appropriate and while covering Western expectations of disaster resilience they still need to be structurally similar to the Samoan faleo’o.”

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