Jan 22, 2018

The Jacques Rougerie Foundation in France just recently announced the winners of their 2017 Grand Prix. Filipino architect Deo Alam, along with Andrew Galano, and Pierre Michael Monjardin, won the “Innovation and Architecture for the Sea” award for their design, Current for Currents.

The design is for coastal housing in Rio Hondo, Zamboanga and Sitangkay Island, Tawi-Tawi. “The objective is to create a self-sustaining community through architecture that doesn’t disrupt the way of life of the natives in the areas,” the group says of the design, as posted on their website. The housing is “inspired [by] the sails of boats in the Sulu region” and features electricity-producing wave generators. Solar cells are also embedded in the sails as a secondary energy source.

Alam is a local of Zamboanga City and has been practicing architectural design since 2010. See his firm’s other works below:

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Photos courtesy of Deo Alam Design & Architecture


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