A Place To Dock

Lira Luis’s easy-to-assemble fiberglass kit of parts would make it possible for migrant seafarers in Manila to set up temporary living quarters between jobs.

"When Arizona-based architect Lira Luis read about a plan to improve the living conditions of migrant seafarers in Manila, she decided to get involved. Born and raised in the Philippines, Luis had witnessed the housing crisis firsthand...After living off the land in a ten-foot-square canvas tent in the harsh Arizona desert (a requirement of first- and second-year Taliesin students), she had come to understand the basic requirements of shelter."

Thanks to Julie Taraska

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