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Talking architecture with Cambodia’s youth

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Chan Sim, a locally renowned architect, exhibited some of his work and present the students

Local architectural company Architecture House Group held a workshop on ‘The Concepts Towards Success’ last Thursday.

Presented by group president Puth Supha, the aim of the workshop was to teach attendees about the history of Khmer architecture and the importance of valuing and reinventing Cambodian building designs rather than focusing Western or European styles.

“I want to share my experiences and transfer my knowledge to the next generation of Cambodian architects, so that they are acutely aware of what Khmer architecture is and how it can be transferred to a modern setting,” said Puth Supha.

The Phnom Penh-based firm wants to show the rest of the world how competent, advanced and aesthetic Cambodian building designs have become.

The workshop was also attended by fellow industry experts and lecturers, who offered presentations. Chan Sim, a locally renowned architect, exhibited some of his work and gave the students studying techniques so that they may strive for a similar high standard when designing Cambodian buildings.

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