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So far maiken.johansen has created 17 blog entries.
2011, 2012

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2011, 2012

Invitation workshop 2013

Sustainable Architecture and Cultural Exchange

2011, 2012

Dear friends

My apologies for being a poor blogger lately. My excuse was that I wanted to get all the old blogs from to this blog before continuing. A bad excuse, I know! Other excuses are time and priorities. I have been working like crazy, days and weeks have not been long enough. Blogging is a bit

1911, 2012

Dormitories for CDC school

We have been making temporary dormitories for the Mae Tao Clinic`s CDC school. It has been yet another great cooperation with MTC, Albert Company-Olmo and Jan Glasmeier.

2708, 2009

Planning the house

With good help and fine ideas from Tasanee, the children and people around, the design process was big fun. The floor and foundation are planned in concrete to resist flowing water and termites, but the walls are pure adobe. To give the house a good airflow, we made many smaller windows, and lifted the roof

705, 2009

Happy mudding

Two years ago Tasanee and all her children moved from a house in the village to a bigger piece of land outside the village. With the oldest kids as architects and carpenters, they built their own dormitories, a bathroom and a kitchen. The materials used where mostly bamboo from the surrounding jungle. After two rainy

705, 2009

Big Mum´s House on the Rocks

Early on in our stay we saw a note in a restaurant in Mae Sot that told about Tasanee and Safe Haven Orphanage. Since they where situated only about 40 km north of Noh Bo, we decided to drop by. What a place!

Tasanee/Big Mum is a widow with 4 grown up children of her own.