The white city – Assilah, Morocco

Assilah is a fortified town planted on the northwest coast of Morocco. Since 1978 , as part of an intercultural festival , it offers its walls to artists worldwide. The pristine city walls get covered with colorful splash as diverse as poetic works. The most popular frescoes survive for a few months or years. The…

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Iron and Straw – Atar, Mauritania

In the desert plains of the white valley in Mauritania, some communities haved lived for millennia in sheltered oasis, producing some of the best dates in the Sahara. Like often in hot countries , each house consists of several small separate buildings, each with its own function. Here specific building materials are carefully chosen for…

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Mixed materials houses in Ganj, India

Tucked modestly in the shadows of the majestic towers of the Mughal Citadel of Jahangir, lies the small village of Ganj that quietly displays in a handful of houses its own construction vernacular. The Village of Ganj sits on the outskirts of Orchha, a popular town in Mahdya Pradesh, India famous for its Mughal Architecture…

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The Kebun Kaki Bukit project, part II : a 5000$ house

Our goal for this renovation project was to turn an old metal shack into comfortable living quarters for volunteers at the farm in Malaysia that we were working on. The project was designed and built by volunteers. To see the early stages of design and some tips for your own project, read the first part…

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The Kebun Kaki Bukit project, part I : a rusty shack in the meadow

In January we had the opportunity to volunteer on a very interesting project in Malaysia. We first contacted Arafat because he mentioned there was some building work to do on his organic farm, Kebun Kaki Bukit. The reviews left by formers helpers also described him as a doer, the kind of guy that learns by…

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An X-ray of my bags – part 1

My beloved reader , Today I have decided to tackle a reoccuring travel dilemna : what to pack ? Whether you are preparing a long journey, or just procrastinating online, I hope you will have fun and get some good advice while reading this article. There are plenty of different ways to travel . One…

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Sky Lantern Festival in Pingxi, Taiwan

Every year during chinese new year a small mountain town called pingxi hosts a sky lantern festival. We were lucky enouch to participate and to release one of 2000 lanterns released that night. Check out the full article at Kevin Su Photography

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Fifth direction

An art installation made in British Columbia by 4 people in 8 hours, using 2 machetes and 1 knife. All materials have been gathered around the site.

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Wood shelter – Lion’s Head, Ontario

Here is what you can do with 3 hours, 2 people, 1 knife and a resourceful forest !

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The bombing of Master Han Dan !

To view the full article relating this insane festival, please visit Kevin Su Photography’s beautiful blog.              

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