My name is Scarlett Lee. I am an architect and PhD candidate at the University of Edinburgh searching for a design solution to a global issue, especially the provision of affordable and resilient earthen housing for people in developing and under-developed countries. Since most people in these countries are living in danger of collapsing earth houses during monsoon season, I have initiated a PhD research proposal, which is developing water-resistant rammed earth technologies, based on a vision to create sustainable communities in challenging contexts.
I conducted a ‘Bio-concrete’ project in my Master’s course in Graduate Architectural Design at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL in London. After the graduation, I gained practical architectural experience in Manchester. I also recently joined a project to renovate day care centres and conducted workshops about earth in the Philippines as a graduate of the School of UNESCO Chair Earthen Architecture.