MLA graduate Leonard Cai won ASLA Student Honor Award 2010
NUS MLA graduate Leonard Cai won ASLA Student Honor Award in the Residential Design Category. His project entitled "Productive End Walls" deals with slum upgrading projects in Manila, Philippines.
Project Statement (Leonard Cai):
"This project tackles economic and spatial constraints in low-cost housing sites by generating “arable land” from under-utilized end walls. Through analyzing how villagers cultivate plants in unimaginable spots, this wall farming system integrates the villagers’ creativity as an essential component in unlocking the full potential of end-walls. In addition to aesthetical improvement, the productive end walls will serve to provide food for the table, generate economic returns, and ultimately enhancing the people’s quality of life."