Evan Taylor, an architectural intern in Winnipeg, was the runner-up in Indigenous Housing Canada 2017, an international ideas competition organized by Architects Without Borders (AWB).
With more than 600 Indigenous communities in Canada—located in diverse and often remote locations—the competition seeks to raise awareness of the unique needs of these communities while creating a large inventory of Indigenous housing design ideas. More than 80 submissions were received from around the world.
Taylor’s idea was to create an overall design process that takes into account the unique needs and challenges of individual communities and regions. Centered on an understanding of building in remote areas, Taylor’s process would introduce a unique grassroots system for collecting this local information, rather than imposing top-down, universal solutions towards the dwellings alone.
Read the full interview at Winnipeg Sun.