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Thomas Fowler IV, FAIA 10-Day Micro Structure, Tanzania, Africa Photographer: Thomas Fowler IV, FAIA This is a pro bono design build project with an architect and structural engineer collaborating with a design team of three. The location of this structure is in Tanzania Africa, in a town called Same (pronounced sah May), located in the Kilimanjaro region. The project is a micro test-structure that was built during Summer 2018 over a 10-day period using manual tools (including mixing concrete on the ground). This test structure was built to prototype the best practices for design and construction in this remote area of Tanzania. The structure is part of a larger multi-year project, a proposed Polytechnic College, which will be built on the same 103-acre site. Tanzania, among other sub-Saharan African Nations, has one of the lowest rates of university enrollment coupled with one of the highest levels of poverty. The overarching goal of the project is to increase education levels to reduce poverty or create â€œeducation equity.â€?
Living Lavishly Vol. 9 showcases the local resources, talent and expertise we have here in the Central Coast of California.